Update: The rest of the Southern 100 event has now been cancelled with the following statement issued:
“Following the serious incident that occurred during the final lap of last night’s practice session, the Southern 100 can confirm that the remainder of the event is now cancelled. The Clerk of the Course has taken the decision to cancel the remainder of the event due to the ongoing investigations and this continues to be the priority of the organisation.”
It has been confirmed by police that the fatalities were a rider and a marshal, both male. Our thoughts are with their loved ones at this tragic time.
Two people have died in a crash at the Southern 100 road races on the Isle of Man.