Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 13-07-2018

James Cowton dies after crash in Southern 100 race

by TH

James Cowton dies after crash in Southern 100 race

Investigations are underway after a Southern 100 competitor was killed during a race yesterday.

Driffield man James Cowton died from injuries sustained at a crash at Stadium Bends.

It happened during the 600cc challenge.

Three other competitors were also involved in the incident.

Ivan Lintin is in a critical condition, Jamie Coward has shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans has leg and arm injuries.

A spokesperson for the Southern 100 Motorcycle Racing Club said: "Southern 100 Racing extends it sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends of James Cowton at this very sad time.

“The organisers are carrying out a full investigation in conjunction with Isle of Man Constabulary into the circumstances of the incident on behalf of the Coroner of Inquests.”


Picture credit: Paul Deighton 

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