Up and coming road racing star Wayne Hamilton has been killed in an accident during the Manx Grand Prix Junior Race.
The 20-year-old was a winner earlier in the week during the Manx GP Newcomers race, but tragically succumbed to his injuries after an accident at the 13th Milestone on the approach to Kirk Michael.
A full statement from the Manx Motor Cycle Club reads as follows:
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of Wayne Hamilton, 20, from Portadown, Northern Ireland following an incident at the 13th Milestone on the approach to Kirk Michael during today's Junior Manx Grand Prix race, when he was running in third place.
Wayne, who won the Newcomers A Race at the Manx Grand Prix on Saturday 27th August, made his Road Racing debut at the Bush Road Races in 2009, where he won the Junior Support race, setting a lap record. He also won at Mid-Antrim, Armoy and Skerries in his debut season and achieved victories in the Southern 100 Solo Founders Supertwin Race in 2010 and 2011 and was first in the Dundrod 150 Supertwin earlier this month.
Bill Bennett, Chairman of the Manx Motor Cycle Club, commented:
“Wayne was a very promising competitor who had already achieved notable success in his road racing career. He had already set the meeting alight with his excellent performance in Saturday's Newcomers Race and have no doubt that he would have won many races on the Isle of Man. He is a great loss to the sport and I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his friends and family.”
Wayne was single and his next of kin have been informed.
Crash.net wishes to extend its condolences to Wayne's family and friends.