Karl Harris: Sheffield rider killed in an accident at Isle of Man TT aged 34

Harris is the second rider to die at this year's event

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Three-time British Supersport champion and British Superbike rider Karl Harris has been killed in an accident at the Isle of Man TT races, organisers have announced.

The 34-year-old from Sheffield crashed on the second lap of the Superstock race on Tuesday afternoon, and is the second competitor to die at this year's event, following the death of Bob Price in Monday's Supersport race.

Gary Thompson, TT clerk of the course, said: "Karl was one of the great characters in the race paddock," said Gary Thompson, the TT clerk of the course. "His infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour lit up many race meetings. He was a hugely talented racer and will be sorely missed."

Harris won three British Supersport titles between 2001 and 2004 before moving on to Superbikes, with his best result coming in 2006 when he finished fifth overall.

He made his debut on the Isle of Man in 2012