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Funeral for New Zealand biker killed in Isle of Man TT

Paul Dobbs
Image caption Paul Dobbs's wife Bridget said he was "in his element" at this year's TT

The funeral of a biker who was killed in the Isle of Man TT has been held on the island.

New Zealand racer Paul Dobbs, 39, died in the Supersport race on 10 June. He is survived by his wife Bridget and two daughters, Eadlin and Hillberry.

His wife said "Dobbsy" was "in his element" at this year's TT.

"I am forever grateful for the 11 days we had together at the TT this year. Without our daily responsibilities it was like a final honeymoon," she said.

"Dobbsy was in his element. He was bike fit. The bikes were going well. The team was like a finely tuned machine.

"He'd broken his own lap and race records. I'd never seen Dobbsy happier.

"He was the kindest, biggest hearted, most energetic fun man I know.

"He was so much more than my husband. He was my best mate."

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