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Billy Redmayne: Soldier's funeral to lap TT course

Billy Redmayne Image copyright BABBPHOTOGRAPHY
Image caption Redmayne had been set to make his Isle of Man TT debut this summer.

The body of Manx soldier Billy Redmayne will be taken on a lap of the Isle of Man TT course ahead of his funeral later this month, it is announced.

The 25-year-old from Laxey died in hospital on 19 April after sustaining serious head injuries during a crash at the Oliver's Mount Spring Cup.

An escorted lap of the Mountain Course will depart from the TT Grandstand at 12:00 BST on 13 May.

His family said well wishers are invited to take part in the procession.

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Image caption Redmayne won won a thrilling three-lap Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2015.

Redmayne was a serving member of the Parachute Regiment who had served three tours of Afghanistan.

He will receive a military funeral at Douglas Crematorium.

The Laxey racer won the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2015 and was regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the sport.

He had been set to make his debut at both the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT races this summer.

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