Isle of Man TT rider died from 'blunt-force trauma'
A rider who was killed in a crash during the pre-TT races died of "massive blunt force trauma", an Isle of Man inquest has been told.
Dean Martin, 58, from Santon, died in a crash on the Billown course in the 850cc classic practice on 27 May.
Inquiries surrounding the self-employed communications manager's death are continuing.
Coroner John Needham also opened inquests into deaths of two TT visitors at Douglas Court House earlier.
Shaun Watkinson, 55, a Project Manager from Bolton, died in a crash on 2 June.
Police said Mr Watkinson was riding his BMW motorbike when it crashed with a Citroen car on the A18 Mountain Road at about 06:45 BST.
Coroner Needham said the cause of death was "massive blunt force trauma".
Frank Robinson, 67, a managing director from Hull, died in a crash on 3 June.
Mr Robinson, who ran 5-Ways Motorcycles, died when his Triumph motorcycle crashed with a Suzuki motorcycle on the A1 near Tynwald Hill in St John's at about 17:30 BST.
Coroner John Needham said Mr Robinson, who had visited the TT for more than 50 years, died from chest injuries.
All inquests have been adjourned until a date to be fixed.