Published Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Ryan Farquhar with his uncle Trevor Ferguson (right). (© Pacemaker)
The 48-year-old from Castlecaulfield was racing in the Supertwins event on one of Farquhar's KMR Kawasakis at the time.
Ferguson - an experienced racer on the Mountain circuit - was in second place when the crash happened at The Nook, on the approach to Governors Dip, during the second lap.
"Trevor was a major part of the Manx Grand Prix family and his support for the event was hugely appreciated," Harvey Garton, chairman of the Manx Motor Cycle Club, said.
"He was a very committed rider who loved racing around the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man and was enjoying a strong race today."
On behalf of the Manx Motor Cycle Club, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Trevor's family and friends.
A married father-of-three, Ferguson first competed in the Manx Grand Prix in 2006.
His two daughters were part of his pit-crew for Wednesday's race - which was won by another Dungannon rider Nigel Moore - while earlier in the day, his nephew Farquhar won the Senior Classic.
The Coroner of Inquests has been notified and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.