TT 2014: Second competitor, Karl Harris, killed in race

Karl Harris Karl Harris made his debut at the Isle of Man TT races in 2012 when he finishing 21st in the Superbike race and 28th in the Superstock race

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A second competitor has died while riding in the 2014 TT races on the Isle of Man, organisers have confirmed.

Three-time British Supersport champion, Karl Harris, was killed during the Superstock race on Tuesday afternoon.

The 34-year-old from Sheffield crashed in an area known as Joey's Corner, during the second lap of the 37.5 mile (60 km) Mountain circuit.

Clerk of the TT course Gary Thompson said: "Karl was one of the great characters in the race paddock."

He added: "His infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour lit up many race meetings - he was a hugely talented racer and will be sorely missed."

Mr Harris is the second rider to die in as many days at this year's event, following the death of Bob Price in Monday's Supersport race.

Organisers said the coroner of inquests had been informed and an investigation was under way.

Mr Harris made his debut at the Isle of Man event in 2012, finishing 21st in the Superbike race and 28th in the Superstock race, lapping in excess of 121 mph.

A spokesman for organisers ACU said: "The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Karl's family and friends."

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