A Dutch newcomer has died following an incident during Wednesday's Manx Grand Prix practice session on the Isle of Man.

A statement issued by the organisers on Thursday morning said: "The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce that Dennis Hoffer, 42, from Hoogkarspel in Holland, was killed in an incident near the 13th Milestone during last night's Manx Grand Prix qualifying session on the Isle of Man.

"Hoffer, who was single, was a newcomer to the Mountain Course. He has been a regular racer on European circuits since 2009.

"The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to Dennis's family and friends."

Wednesday's session was red flagged due to Mr Hoffer's accident and another, unconnected incident near the 13th Milestone.

Ken Davis came off at the same section of the Mountain Course and is described as being in a comfortable condition.

The session was later cancelled due to the length of time required to clear the scene and deteriorating weather conditions.