Manx Grand Prix motorcyclist dies after crash in qualifying

Incident comes after another fatal crash on Tuesday

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A motorcyclist in the Manx Grand Prix died following a crash on Saturday, the second competitor to be killed during the qualifying stages of the competition.

Tim Moorhead, from Whitstable in Kent, died during a qualifying session on Saturday evening.

The incident happened just before a part of the course known as the Black Hut, on the mountain section, just after 8pm.

Moorhead made his debut in the competition in 2012.

The coroner has been informed and an investigation into the accident is underway, the Manx Motorcycle Club said.

Another competitor, 39-year-old Stephen McIlvenna from Randalstown in Northern Ireland, died on Tuesday. Organisers said that McIlvenna was an experienced rider who competed in his first competition in 2005.

The Manx Grand Prix runs until Friday.