Emotional message from Maria Costello
Tributes are being paid to Santon racer Dean Martin, who lost his life in an incident at the Pre-TT Classic meet on Friday.
The Southern 100 Club says two marshals and another rider – Jamie O’Brien from Liverpool – were also injured.
The club described 58-year-old Dean as a long-time supporter and extended its condolences to his family.
In an emotional post on Facebook, rider Maria Costello called him a “truly kind gentleman” and a dear friend.
She added he’d made her female TT lap record possible, and thanked him for giving her a life-changing opportunity.