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MGP session stopped after incident at Rhencullen

Rider said to be 'conscious and talking'

Tonight’s Manx Grand Prix practice session has been halted due to a red flag incident.

The Senior/Classic Superbike qualifying session was stopped at 6.42pm.

Organisers have confirmed it happened at Rhencullen.

The rider involved - Jim Barnett - is reported as being 'conscious and talking'.

It's believed he suffered suspected hip and ankle injuries and is being airlifted to Noble's Hospital.

A sweeper has been sent to the area before practice can resume.

Organisers have confirmed the first session - the Senior/Classic Superbike qualifying - has now been cancelled. 

It's hoped the second session of the evening - the Junior/Lightweight/Classic Senior qualifying - will take place but a time for it has not yet been determined.

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