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Adam Lyon death was misadventure

Inquest concludes

An inquest has heard how TT newcomer Adam Lyon was killed instantly after a crash at this year's festival.

The 26-year-old, from Argyll in Scotland, sustained fatal head and neck injuries during the Supersport 600 race on 4 June.

Lyon was an experienced rider, who ACU officials noted had shown 'a lot of potential' as a newcomer on the Mountain Course.

But this afternoon a court heard how an apparent momentary lapse of judgement at speeds of up to 140mph caused him to lose his life.

Witnesses described seeing his machine 'explode on impact' after hitting a kerb near Casey's corner, sending the 26-year-old 'barrel-rolling' into a fence.

Despite medics' best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video footage of the incident was not shown in court today.

Coroner of Inquests John Needham heard how there were no defects with his bike, and Lyon was fit to race on the day of his death.

Recording a verdict of misadventure, Mr Needham said the tragedy highlighted the 'inherent risks of road racing', and passed on condolences to Mr Lyon's family.

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