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The Isle of Man Coroner has recorded three misadventure verdicts on the competitor and two spectators who died in an accident at the end of last year’s Centenary TT.

The fatal crash, at the 26th Milestone in the Senior Race, claimed the lives of rider Marc Ramsbotham, Dean Jacob from Kidderminister and Gregory Kenzig from Australia.

In his summing up Michael Moyle referred to a catalogue of disasters involving marshals, the Manx Motorcycle Club and the Department of Transport.


He said the positions of some of the key people involved were now untenable, and that while he had no power to ban or exclude them, they should have no significant participation in future motorcycling events in the Isle of Man.

Mr Moyle also said the two spectators would be alive today had they not been allowed in a restricted area.
Adrian Earnshaw MHK, head of the TT Organising Committee, in response to Coroner’s Inquest into incident at 26th milestone said in a statement: “The Isle of Man Government wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to everyone who was involved in, and affected by, the tragic accident at the 26th milestone during the Centenary TT in 2007.”

“Following TT 2007 the Isle of Man Government instigated a review into the policy and operating practices concerning prohibited and restricted areas which has resulted in notable changes to procedures.”

“The newly appointed race organiser ACU Events Ltd has carried out a comprehensive analysis of the TT course which has resulted in further definition of restricted and prohibited areas.”

“Laminated maps will be posted at each location advising the public of these areas, and detailed maps will also be distributed and available online ahead of the 2008 TT races.”

“The course set-up contract for the 2008 TT races will include responsibility for the marking, signing and frequent checking of all prohibited and restricted areas around the circuit.”

“Training sessions will now be enhanced to assist marshals in policing prohibited and restricted areas with the option of contacting the Isle of Man Constabulary to request assistance should it be required.”

“A comprehensive reporting procedure between marshals, sector marshals and race control has been instigated via the Tetra radio system to ensure that all prohibited and restricted areas are clear of spectators while racing takes place. The system will also produce a comprehensive audit trail.”

“We acknowledge the recommendations of HM Coroner Mr T M Moyle and they will be reviewed in the near future.”
“It would be inappropriate of me to comment further until we have had time to read Mr Moyle’s recommendations in detail.”

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