June 3, 2019 / 4:29 PM / 4 months ago

Motorcycling-British rider Mathison dies in opening Isle of Man TT race

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - British rider Daley Mathison died in a crash on the opening day of the Isle of Man TT races on Monday, organisers said in a statement.

They said the 27-year-old, an experienced competitor on the Snaefell circuit with three podium finishes in the electric Zero TT, was killed at Snugborough on the third of four laps of the Superbike TT.

The race was stopped after the accident with Peter Hickman declared the winner, the result decided by positions after the second lap.

The TT races around the island off the north-west coast of England have been run since 1907 and rank among the most dangerous in motorsport. Two riders died last year. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)

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