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Tributes paid following death of TT rider

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Daniel Hegarty was the TT privateer champion in 2016.
Daniel Hegarty was the TT privateer champion in 2016.

Tributes have been paid to a TT rider who died while competing at the Macau Grand Prix.

Daniel Hegarty died following an incident in the race on Saturday morning.

The Southern 100 International Road Races described Hegarty as a popular rider and extended condolences to his wife and children.

23-time TT winner John McGuinness said Hegarty was a decent ordinary lad doing extraordinary things, while this year's overall TT champion Peter Hickman, who was also racing at Macau, said he'll be missed.

Former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson, Clerk of the TT Course Gary Thompson and former F1 world champion Jenson Button also extended their condolences.

Hegarty made his TT debut in 2010, and was the privateer champion last year.

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