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US motorcycle racer Pat Hennen dies

Credit: Bill Snelling (ttracepics.com)

Tributes paid to 70-year-old

Tributes are being paid to former motorcycle racer Pat Hennen who has died at the age of 70.

He was the first American rider to win a 500cc World Championship race but suffered a career-ending injury at the Isle of Man TT in 1978.

Former GP racer Steve Parrish says Pat was a 'massively talented rider' who was 'never allowed to achieve his potential' due to his accident.

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