Trevor Ferguson has died.
Mr Ferguson (48), of County Tyrone, passed away following an accident at The Nook during today's Supertwins race at the Manx Grand Prix. He was a well-known and successful racer, and also Ryan Farquhar's uncle.
The following statement has been issued on behalf of the Manx Grand Prix organisers:
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of Trevor Ferguson, 48, from Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland following an incident at ‘The Nook’ on the approach to Governors Dip during today’s SuperTwin Manx Grand Prix Race.
Trevor, a shop owner, was an experienced racer on the Mountain Course. He first competed in the 2006 Manx Grand Prix and took part in six meetings. He had a highest placed sixth in the 2008 Junior Manx Grand Prix and recorded 12 finishes around the Mountain Course including an 11th place in this year’s Junior Manx Grand Prix, for which he received a replica.
Trevor, who was TT and MGP race winner Ryan Farquhar’s Uncle, was competing on one of Ryan’s KMR Kawasaki’s and was running in second place on the second lap of today’s SuperTwin race when the incident occurred."
Harvey Garton, Chairman of the Manx Motor Cycle Club, commented: “Trevor was a major part of the Manx Grand Prix family and his support for the event was hugely appreciated. He was a very committed rider who loved racing around the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man and was enjoying a strong race today. On behalf of the Manx Motor Cycle Club I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Mr Ferguson was married with three children and his next of kin have been informed.
Bikesportnews would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Mr Ferguson's family and friends