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English rider Jamie Hodson dies in crash at Ulster Grand Prix

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 11/8/2017 By Telegraph Sport
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An English competitor has died in the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing event.

Jamie Hodson, 35, from Wigan, was killed in a crash during the Dundrod 150 National race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim.

His brother Rob was involved in the same incident, but escaped without serious injury.

The death is the latest to hit road racing in Northern Ireland - a sport that has been blighted by fatalities in recent years.

Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, which organised the Ulster Grand Prix, said the accident happened at the Joey's Windmill section of the circuit.

A statement said: "The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club would like to express its sincere condolences to Jamie's family and friends and requests that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

The news shocked fellow riders and fans of the sport. 

Josh Daley, who was also competing at the Grand Prix, tweeted: "Absolutely numb & gutted we lost a good mate today Jamie Hodson, thoughts are with the family."

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