Farquhar's uncle killed in Manx crash

Published Wednesday, 29 August 2012
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Co Tyrone motorcyclist Trevor Ferguson, the uncle of Ryan Farquhar, has been killed in a crash while competing at the Manx Grand Prix.

Farquhar's uncle killed in Manx crash
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.

Harvey Garton

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.

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6 Comments
damian anderson in twinbrook belfast wrote (841 days ago):
another tragdy doing what he did best and loved rest in peace ride on angels wings now thoughts are with you famaly
michelle mackle in moy loughgall wrote (841 days ago):
awful news today all our thoughts and prayers go out to trevor,s family tragic loss such a gentleman will be missed in moy in the furguson family chip shop god bless
Glen. S. from Monaghan in glaslough.... wrote (841 days ago):
As i love and ride the V-twins myself,Just passing on my condolences to Trevor's, wife & children,family and friends, May he rest in peace,He'll will always be remembered..Sorry for your tragic loss....... R.I.P..........
stephen in belfast wrote (841 days ago):
As a biker myself my heart goes out to Trevor,his family and friends.... god bless.R.I.P
Keith Shannon in Dungannon wrote (841 days ago):
Top businessman, top rider and most of all, top bloke. Thoughts and prayers are with Doris and children.
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