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Local road racer's inquest to resume

Gary Carswell died during practices

An inquest into the death of a popular road racer from Ramsey is due to resume at Douglas courthouse this afternoon.

Gary Carswell died in Noble's hospital, after crashing during a practice session for a race meeting at Jurby Motodrome in April.

The 46-year-old finished third in the 2004 Senior TT, won the 1997 Senior Manx Grand Prix, and had eight top-ten finishes at the TT from 56 starts.

Tributes poured in following Gary Carswell's death.

He was described as a popular figure in the paddock who would always help people out.

Friend and fellow competitor Paul Duckett said he was someone who loved life and always did things with a smile on his face.

The inquest is set to resume at Douglas courthouse at 2pm.

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