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Karl Harris TT death: Misadventure verdict returned

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Image caption Karl Harris made his debut at the Isle of Man TT races in 2012

A verdict of misadventure has been returned at the inquest into the death of a motorbike racer during last year's TT races in the Isle of Man.

Three-time British Supersport champion Karl Harris died of multiple injuries after a crash in the Superstock race.

The 34-year-old from Sheffield crashed in the area known as Joey's Corner during the second lap of the 37.5 mile (60 km) Mountain Circuit on 3 June.

Coroner John Needham said: "Karl would have recognised the dangers of the TT."

He added: "It is one of the most dangerous road races in the world and it has its tragic side - as we have seen here."

Mr Harris's inquest, which initially opened last June, was reopened at Douglas Court House on 15 January.

The racer 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.

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