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Family pays tribute at road racer's inquest

Misadventure verdict recorded

The family of a popular local road racer has released a statement following the conclusion of the inquest into his death.

Forty-six-year-old Gary Carswell was fatally injured during a practice session at the Jurby Motodrome on April 11 this year.

A verdict of misadventure was reached at Douglas courthouse on Wednesday.

The court heard how he lost control of the rear wheel of his 1000cc Honda Fireblade, before colliding with a pit wall.

There were attempts to resuscitate Mr Carswell - a civil engineer from Ballure Glen, Ramsey - but they were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at Noble's Hospital.

Coroner of Inquests John Needham thanked all those who assisted at the scene.

Mr Carswell's family have issued this written tribute, as read by Chris Cave:

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