A rider and a marshal have been confirmed as the two fatalities in an accident during the 2023 Southern 100 road race, according to police on the Isle of Man.
The incident occurred during qualifying practice for the 1100cc class on Tuesday evening [11 July] between the startline and the bypass with Arbory Road, with organisers for the Manx event later announcing that two people had been killed.
Having initially stated the accident had involved two riders, one marshal and a spectator, police have now confirmed the death of one male rider and a male marshal.
No further details about their identities or details of the circumstances that led to the incident.
Organisers have since confirmed the remainder of the Southern 100 road racing event has been cancelled.
Police are appealing for eyewitnesses to come forward with any information .
The area was well attended at the time by members of the public who were watching the races, and officers have already spoken to a number of people regarding what they saw," said Detective Inspector Neil Craig in a quote attributed to Manx Radio
"However, it is likely that there are people who either witnessed what occurred, or who have video footage of the incident itself, who we are yet to identify and make contact with.
"I would therefore like to appeal to anyone who was present at the time, and who feels they may be able to assist, to please make contact with us in the first instance at Police Headquarters on 01624 631212."