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Laxey MGP Winner in serious condition after Scarborough crash

Sun, 17 Apr 2016

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Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne from Laxey is said to be in a serious condition after being flown by airmed to Middlesborough Hospital following a crash at the Oliver’s Mount circuit in Scarborough this afternoon (Sunday). The Bob Smith Spring Cup meeting was abandoned.

Redmayne, a Paratrooper, who is considered one of the up and coming stars of road racing having won the MGP Newcomers A race in 2014 and the Junior race last year, was involved in what was reported as a “serious incident” on the fastest part of the circuit with another rider, Dave Hewson.

Hewson was able to make his own way back to the paddock, but Redmayne was immediately airlifted. Race organisers, the Auto 66 club, issued a statement this evening saying that he is now breathing on his own and his condition is improving.

The meeting was the first of the year at Oliver’s Mount, and the incident happened on the first lap of a re-started feature race, having originally been red flagged when TT star Lee Johnston crashed. The Northern Irish rider was also taken to hospital for further checks.

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