Second biker dies after Ulster Grand Prix event

Gavin Lupton of Yorkshire succumbs to injuries after death of Jamie Hodson of Wigan

Gavin Lupton, from Otley in West Yorkshire, sustained critical injuries when he crashed in the Dundrod 150 Challenge race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim on August 10th last. File photograph: Gavin Lupton/Twitter

Gavin Lupton, from Otley in West Yorkshire, sustained critical injuries when he crashed in the Dundrod 150 Challenge race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim on August 10th last. File photograph: Gavin Lupton/Twitter

 

A second competitor injured in the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing event has died.

Gavin Lupton, from Otley in West Yorkshire, sustained critical injuries when he crashed in the Dundrod 150 Challenge race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim on August 10th last.

Jamie Hodson (35), from Wigan, was killed in a crash during another race on the same day, the Dundrod 150 National.

Lupton (37), was known as “Luppy”.

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, which organises the Ulster Grand Prix, described him as an “experienced and popular rider”.

‘Heartfelt condolences’

“The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Gavin’s family, friends and team, and requests that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with his passing,” the club said in a statement.

The crash that killed Mr Hodson also injured his brother Rob, though not seriously.

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

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