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Tributes paid to 'pioneering' TT rider Hilary Musson

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She was the second ever female competitor in the history of the races

Tributes are being paid following the death of former TT rider Hilary Musson.

Musson was the second ever female to compete in the races on the Snaefell Mountain Course in 1978 after Beryl Swain who was the first in 1962.

The Isle of Man TT Races has described Hilary as one of the 'pioneering females' in the history of the event and are 'saddened to hear of her recent passing'.

Hilary's racing career began in 1969 and she went on to compete in eight consecutive TT's from 1978 to 1985.

She made her debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 1989 and also went on to race in the Southern 100 Road Races during the 1990's with her last race taking place in 1993.

In 2006, Hilary and her family moved to the Isle of Man where she would then become involved in racing again, this time as a MGP marshal.

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