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Mark Buckley killed after crash at North West 200

'Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jayne and we extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family circle' - Mervyn Whyte, NW200 event director
Scottish rider Mark Buckley has died following an accident in the Superstock race at the Relentless International North West 200 in Northern Ireland.

The 35-year-old from Loch Lomond fell on the opening lap of the race at the Mill Road section of the 8.9-mile circuit.

The race was stopped and later restarted.

Mr Buckley was competing for the British Superbike Splitlath Redmond Aprilia team at the international road race meeting and was due to ride for the team at the Isle of Man TT next month.

Mervyn Whyte, North West 200 event director, said he was 'devastated 'by the tragic news.

“We are devastated by the news that Mark Buckley has died in hospital following an incident during the Superstock race at today's International North West 200,” said Whyte.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jayne and we extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family circle.

“There were no other riders involved in the incident.”

Mr Buckley was a regular competitor at the North West 200.

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 6:39 PM

Just the news I was dreading. My thoughts are with his family.

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