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Tyco Suzuki expresses condolences after fatal incident

'We were very much looking forward to working with Yoshinari during TT2013 and pass on our deepest condolences to his family and fellow team members' - Philip Neill
Tyco Suzuki team manager Philip Neill says the Northern Ireland team has been left 'devastated' following the death of Japanese competitor Yoshinari Matsushita in practice for the Isle of Man TT races.

The 43-year-old was killed in an incident at Ballacrye on Monday evening.

Matsushita had only been officially announced as a Tyco Suzuki rider hours earlier and was due to compete in the Supersport class on the GSX-R600 in a one-off appearance for the team.

Neill said: “Everyone within our team is devastated about tonight's terrible events.

“We were very much looking forward to working with Yoshinari during TT2013 and pass on our deepest condolences to his family and fellow team members.”

British Superbike contender Josh Brookes and road racing star Guy Martin are flying the flag for the Tyco Suzuki team at this year's TT races, where Brookes is set to make his Mountain Course debut in the Superbike TT on Saturday.



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Tyco Suzuki`s Yoshinari Matsushita
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Gary Johnson and Ryan Farquhar during practice for the Lightweight TT
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Ivan Lintin
Derek McGee on the WCR Honda Supersport machine
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Jamie Hamilton at the North West 200
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Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
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AntG - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 4:45 PM

Pull out of the event? This isn't the first time TAS have lost a rider, anyone remember a certain bloke called David Jefferies who lost his life in practice week(10 years ago tomorrow as a matter of fact)? The team were gutted but at the insistence of the Jefferies family they participated and Davids teammate Adrian Archibald took a Formula 1 and Senior double.



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