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Manx Grand Prix rider Tim Moorhead's death 'misadventure', says coroner

Tim Moorhead and wife Sheila Image copyright Sheila Moorhead
Image caption Tim Moorhead was an associate lecturer at Kent Law School and had just had his first book published

A motorcycle racer died from multiple injuries sustained in a high-speed crash while practising for the Manx Grand Prix, an inquest has heard.

Tim Moorhead, from Kent, died just before the Black Hut on the Mountain section of the TT course on 22 August.

The court heard the 51-year-old lost control of his machine's back wheel on a 100mph (160km/h) corner, hit a kerb, and was thrown almost 100 yards (91m).

At Douglas courthouse, Coroner Jayne Hughes recorded a misadventure verdict.

Mr Moorhead, from Whitstable, was an associate lecturer at Kent Law School and had just had his first book published.

Mrs Hughes said: "Mr Moorhead died doing what he loved and knew the risks involved."

It was the third time he had entered the Manx event.

He was one of three riders to die at last year's Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, which incorporates the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix.

Image copyright Manx Motor Cycle Club
Image caption It was the third time Tim Moorhead, 51, had entered the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man

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