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TT 2016: Another tragedy on the island course. Sidecar driver Ian Bell killed today.

  • PUBLISHED FRI 21:51, 10 JUN 2016
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  • BY RAN DAVIES
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  • UPDATED FRI 23:28, 26 AUG 2016
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  • BY RAN DAVIES

Ian crashed at Ballaspur in today's Sidecar 2 race

In the Sidecar 2 race at the 2016 TT races today, sidecar driver Ian Bell was killed in an accident at Ballaspur on the island course.

This photo was taken thirty seconds before Ian launched his smart sidecar outfit off the start line, just minutes before the incident.

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(Photo credit: Ran Davies)

STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE ACU

ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that sidecar driver Ian Bell, 58, from Bedlington, Northumberland was killed following an accident at Ballaspur during today's Sidecar Race 2 at the Isle of Man TT Races. Ian was competing with his son Carl who was reported to be uninjured.

Ian, a motorcycle dealer, was married to Trudi and had two children. He made his 
TT Races debut in 1995, winning the newcomers trophy, and achieved five podiums during his TT career including a race win in 2003.

ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Ian's family and friends. Manx Radio and Vauxhall Radio TT also wish to extend their deepest sympathy at this very sad time.



 

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