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Dan Kneen inquest adjourned

Bike data from team to be asked for

The inquest into the death of Manx road racer Dan Kneen will continue at a later date, after the coroner of inquests decided to seek further evidence.

John Needham adjourned the hearing after the rider's family questioned why telemetry from his Tyco BMW Superbike hadn't been examined.

Evidence from marshals at the scene, scrutineers and medical personnel was presented to the court.

The coroner of inquests will approach Tyco BMW in a bid to obtain data from Kneen's Superbike.

The rider's father, Richard Kneen, believes the information would show whether there were any problems with the bike prior to the incident at Churchtown in practice week at this year's TT.

The 30-year-old's family had expected the information to be included as part of the inquest, but heard it was returned to the team without being looked at.

A vehicle examiner from the Department of Infrastructure was able to determine the bike's brakes and engine were in working order, but he didn't have access to the software to download telemetry.

Earlier in the inquest, statements from marshals described Kneen as being off the racing line heading into Churchtown before he slid off his bike.

He was given CPR, but multiple injuries resulted in him being declared dead at the scene.

Mr Needham apologised to the Kneen family for being unable to conclude the inquest today, and confirmed the proceedings would continue at a date to be fixed.

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