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TT 2016: Andrew Soar killed in Senior race

Leicestershire rider Andrew Soar has died following an incident in the Senior TT at Keppel Gate.
Former Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Andrew Soar has died following a crash in Friday's Senior TT on the Isle of Man.

The 32-year-old from Loughborough in Leicestershire came off at Keppel Gate.

A statement issued by ACU Events Ltd on Friday night said: “ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Andrew Soar, 32, from Loughborough in Leicestershire was killed following an accident at Keppel Gate during today's Senior TT Race at the Isle of Man TT Races.

“Andrew was an experienced competitor on the TT Mountain Course. He made his Mountain Course debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2012 finishing runner up in both the Newcomers A race and Senior MGP in his first year.
“He won the Senior MGP in 2014 and made his first appearance at the TT in 2015.

“ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Andrew's family and friends.”

He was the second competitor killed on Friday after Sidecar driver Ian Bell was involved in a fatal accident at Ballaspur in the second Sidecar race.



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Andrew Soar.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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smoknfastkiwi

June 14, 2016 4:11 AM

@jakethesnake - piss off . This is a voluntary event -nobody is forced into it . Any death in any sport is regretable , especially motor racing . RIP Luis Salom last week . I stand by you in your offer of condolences to family and friends of Andrew Soar but do NOT blame Road racing . We all make a conscious decision to partake in sports , dangerous or otherwise , and accept the risks involved . Stand by the sword , ....



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