Three killed in crash at TT races

A rider and two spectators were killed yesterday in an accident during the Senior TT motorcycle race on the Isle of Man.

A rider and two spectators were killed yesterday in an accident during the Senior TT motorcycle race on the Isle of Man.

The rider, who has not been named, was involved in the incident at the 26th milestone on the mountain section of the course and was pronounced dead at the scene.

One other person also died at the scene and another died after admission to Nobles hospital, with two other people suffering injuries in the accident.

Earlier one rider became the fastest man in TT history after achieving an average lap speed of more than 130mph.

John McGuinness, from Morecambe, Lancashire, coasted to Senior TT victory on his Honda Fireblade in a new course record time of one hour 46.44 seconds, shaving 54 seconds off the previous race best.

He completed his first lap in a time of 17mins 25.77 seconds, giving him an average speed of 129.883mph and a new lap record.

Then on lap two McGuinness improved his own record by four seconds to set a new best average speed of 130.354mph.

Guy Martin, from Lincolnshire, also came close to surpassing the 130mph barrier with an average second lap speed of 129.816mph.

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