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RACE ACE KILLED; Popular Trevor dies in Manx Grand Prix smash.

Byline: JILLY BEATTIE

FRIENDS and family of biker Trevor Ferguson were mourning yesterday after he was killed in a crash at the Manx Grand Prix.

The motorcyclist from Castlecaulfield, Co Tyrone, was married with three children.

Mr Ferguson, 48, the uncle of fellow road racer Ryan Farquhar, had won six Irish National Road races.

The crash happened during the second lap of the Supertwins event on the Isle of Man at The Nook on the approach to the infamous Governors Dip.

Mr Ferguson, who was in second place, was riding one of his nephew's KMR Kawasakis.

Harvey Garton, chairman of the Manx Motor Cycle Club, said the biking community had been devastated by the death.

He added: "Trevor was a major part of the Manx Grand Prix family and his support for the event was hugely appreciated.

"He was a very committed rider who loved racing around the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man and was enjoying a was strong race today.

"On behalf of the Manx Motor Cycle Club I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends."

Mr Ferguson's two daughters were part of his pit crew for yesterday's race - which was won by another Dungannon rider Nigel Moore - while earlier in the day, his nephew Farquhar won the Senior Classic.

An investigation into the accident is being carried out.

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TRAGIC* Trevor Ferguson, right, with his nephew Ryan Farquhar
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 30, 2012
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