Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
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Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
red flag tonight
unfortunatley its not good news 2 dead so far 2 bikes a spectator and a marshal involved
update in due coarse
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Official Statement
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Southern100 News Page

STATEMENT ISSUED AT 21:00 ON 11 JULY 2023

STATEMENT ISSUED FROM THE SOUTHERN 100 ROAD RACING CLUB

The Southern 100 can confirm that a serious incident occurred during
tonight’s qualifying session on the Billown Course.
The incident involved two riders, a marshal and a spectator and it is with
deep sadness that the Southern 100 regrets to announce that this incident
has resulted in two fatali􀆟es.
The Southern 100 pass on their deepest sympathy to the families, loved
ones, and friends of those involved.
At this 􀆟me, the club is unable to provide any further details of those
involved in the incident and the current focus of the organiser is to
support those involved.
The Coroner of Inquests has been informed.

A further statement will be released in due course.

ENDS
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RE: Official Statement
Police release further details following serious incident on Billown course

Police have confirmed a rider and marshal have died following a serious incident in last night's qualifier on the Southern 100 circuit.

Both were males, but no further details about their identities have been released.
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RE: Official Statement
I joined the commentary late on the internet last night and there was just music and no commentary, thought they'd been a serious incident.

Terrible news that.

Thoughts go out to all family and friends of those involved.




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RE: Official Statement
EVENT CANCELLED NOW
2 JULY 2023
 
SOUTHERN 100 ROAD RACES


STATEMENT ISSUED FROM THE SOUTHERN 100
STATEMENT ISSUED AT 12:30 ON 12 JULY 2023
STATEMENT ISSUED FROM THE SOUTHERN 100
Following the serious incident that occurred during the final lap of last night’s practice session, the Southern 100 can confirm that the remainder of the event is now cancelled. The Clerk of the Course has taken the decision to cancel the remainder of the event due to the ongoing investigations and this continues to be the priority of the organisation.
ENDS
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Wow, I didn't see that coming. I'll cancel me ferry then.




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RE: Southern 100 2023
after last nights incident rest of meeting cancelled

https://southern100.com/statement-issued...thern-100/

sad news all round
thoughts are with all affected 
to the familys aswell as officals and any spectators who were there
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RE: Official Statement
Sad news, my thoughts are with all affected.
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Second all the thoughts and respects for the lost and those involved ...
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RE: Southern 100 2023
Given the tragedy on Tuesday, I'm very sorry to bring up another one, but please spare a thought today for Gavin Lee and my friend Marc McDonald, who both lost their lives at the event in an accident on July 13th 1999.

Gone but not forgotten. RIP.
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My worst moment at the IOM was coming across the memorial stone to Gavin Lee from his wife and children. Flood of tears.

I never saw Marc McDonald race but I loved watching Gavin on the small bikes.

I only ever rode the S100 course once - open roads (of course) and on my enduro bike.

Thoughts with all those involved.
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RE: Southern 100 2023
Latest statement on the S100 website.....

https://southern100.com/statement-issued...ern-100-2/




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sad news thoughts with all involved
think there's more sad news to come
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Are the remaining injured individuals in a critical situation or is it the manner of the incident that concerns you?
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RE: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
its how the statements are worded you just know this is not a routine incident if you understand where im coming from
been around this sport for far to many years to realise this is being handled differently
never know a area be closed off for anywhere near as long as this was
and the statements are brief and worded in a manner so different
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I couldn’t agree more. I am very concerned. The sport has always been able to accept the consequences of rider fatalities. We lost 6 last year at the TT alone.

I think we all realise that when marshals and especially spectators get involved, it could be a game changer. I marshal and spectate at the TT every year and accept that being in the vicinity of motorcycles in close formation at speeds approaching 200mph can have consequences.

Insurance issues has our Irish racing scene on its knees.

Sympathy to all those involved this incident.
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(15-07-2023, 12:38 PM)scaramanga Wrote: its how the statements are worded  you just know this is not a routine incident if you understand where im coming from
been around this sport for far to many years to realise this is being handled differently  
never know a area be closed off for anywhere near as long as this was
and the statements are brief and worded in a manner so different

I agree, it has me very concerned as to what actually happened.

I've never known a whole event being cancelled before it's actually got going.

All I can think is, because it's involved spectator and a marshal it becomes a bigger investigation than a competitor (tragically) losing their life.




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im sure there some who know more but as the statements say 
untill details come out dont think its right to speculate 
never known it before but they dont set up a counselling centre for nothing
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(15-07-2023, 02:55 PM)scaramanga Wrote: never known it before but they dont set up a counselling centre for nothing

That's what I've been thinking. Makes me shiver to think what people have witnessed.




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RE: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
After visiting the island on Thursday, you're better off in ignorance.
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