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Tributes paid to Japanese rider

Tue, 28 May 2013

Yoshinari Matsushita
Yoshinari Matsushita

Tributes are being paid to a Japanese rider who was killed last night during a TT practice session.

Yoshinari Matsushita who was 43 died following an incident at Ballacrye.

The Tyco Suzuki rider was an experienced competitor having first competed at the TT Races in 2009.

As well as competing regularly in the Superstock and Superbike classes he also finished 5th in the 2011 TT Zero.

Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson described him as a genuine and friendly character who had time for everyone.

The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the incident is underway.

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