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Rider dies following incident in Senior Classic TT

Manx Motor Cycle Club announces death of Chris Swallow

The Manx Motor Cycle Club has announced a competitor died during yesterday's Classic TT.

Chris Swallow from New Zealand was involved in an incident at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT Race.

The 37-year-old made his debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2007 and had been a regular at the event, securing two second-placed finishes at the Classic Manx Grand Prix in 2012, and a fourth at last year's Senior Classic TT.

The MMCC has extended its deepest sympathy to his family.

A number of those associated with the event have paid tribute to the rider, who was the son of MGP race winner Bill Swallow.

TT and Motorsport Development Manager Paul Phillips described him as a "lovely lad with a lot of talent", while racer-turned-commentator Steve Parrish said he was a smart man who loved his racing.

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