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Tributes paid to 'Uncle Don' Padgett

Fans and friends send sympathies to the Padgett family

Padgett's Motorcycles has today confirmed that co-founder Don Padgett has passed away.

A number of TT winners, including John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson, have been among those to pay tribute to the man affectionately known as 'Uncle Don'.

The company announced earlier that he'd died on Monday in his sleep.

A wealth of those connected to motorsport as well as simply those who came across Don have also been sending well-wishes to the Padgett family.

An emotional Clive Padgett - nephew of Don - spoke to Manx Radio just after arriving in Hong Kong ahead of the Macau Grand Prix: