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Barnsley Biker Killed During Isle Of Man Race

Monday September 1 2014


Gary Firth Gary Firth


A BARNSLEY motorcyclist died during a race on the Isle of Man.

Gary Firth, 50, was killed during the Senior Manx Grand Prix on Friday.

The incident, which occurred on the island's famed circuit, happened at around 1.45pm.

Mr Firth, who was a newcomer to racing on the course, had recorded his fastest lap of 102.282mph earlier in the day.

A spokesman from the Manx Motor Cycle Club said: "We wish to pass on our deepest sympathy to Gary's family and friends.

"The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway."

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Reply Posted by Teri on Monday September 1 2014 at 13:38
100mph lap of the TT. Well done! An unfortunate ending but it happens so often with that sport. Rip. X

Reply Posted by Anon on Monday September 1 2014 at 13:48
R.i.p to the guy ... He died doing what he loved ... God bless shame it ended that way

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Monday September 1 2014 at 13:49
Anyone who goes at over 100 mph on the man deserves everyone's admiration,Barry sheen wouldn't ride there or Olivers mount that says it all.

Reply Posted by paul simpson on Monday September 1 2014 at 14:08
guido- get your fact right, barry sheen rode at olivers mount has I used to watch him regular..r.i.p mate you will be sadly missed

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Monday September 1 2014 at 14:20
Paul your right sorry about that.

Reply Posted by paul simpson on Monday September 1 2014 at 14:43
no probs pal. he was great to watch. no fear

Reply Posted by Avril on Monday September 1 2014 at 14:07
Rest in Peace Gary ,, so glad you didn't suffer .. condolences to his Family .x

Reply Posted by Phil on Monday September 1 2014 at 14:08
A friend and neighbour that will be sadly missed. RIP Gaz

Reply Posted by Sheriffracing on Monday September 1 2014 at 15:56
We had the pleasure of shareing the IOM journey with Gaz and his partner Sarah, and was nighbours for the duration of the trip, my husband raced the Manx 2 weeks with gaz and they both had the best time of there lives. Shame it's had such a sad end to a great few weeks away. Gaz I will always remember your smiles. R.I.P gaz.....xxxxxX.

Reply Posted by Jake on Wednesday September 10 2014 at 06:39
I worked with this man a couple of times on site. Such anlovely man and always waa so happy. Rest in peace gary!

Reply Posted by Mckenzie on Thursday September 18 2014 at 19:15
A friend I will miss.
Worked, rode & flew with him.
Bless you.
My thoughts are with his family.