Sheffield motorbike racer dies in Manx Grand Prix accident

David Taylor
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A Sheffield motorcycle racer has died after being involved in an accident.

David Taylor was involved in an accident towards the end of the Senior Manx Grand Prix on Friday, September 4.

It was David’s first Manx Grand Prix in three years, after having raced every year between 1996 and 2012 until taking a break until 2015.

Harvey Garton, Chairman of the Manx Motorcycle Club, said: “David was a well respected person and rider who was liked by all.

“His enthusiasm for the Manx was well known, and, due to this and his attitude to riding the Mountain Circuit, the MMCC appointed David as one of its Ambassadors - a role which he took to with his usual great enthusiasm.

“He had missed being at the Manx since 2012 and looked forward to riding again this year.

“David will be missed by all involved with the MGP and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”