Published Friday, 07 June 2013
The crash scene at Bray Hill in Douglas on the Isle of Man. (© Pacemaker)
The Senior TT event was red-flagging during the opening lap, after the incident involving Barnsley rider Jonathan Howarth at Bray Hill in Douglas, shortly after 1pm on Friday.
While Howarth was able to walk away from the crash, the 11 fans suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious.
None of those injured are said to be in a life-threatening condition.
The rider's okay, but the bike completely disintegrated.
David Harrison, Manx Radio
Manx Radio reporter David Harrison was watching at Bray Hill and described the chaos at the scene.
"The rider came down and speed-wobbled and then went straight into the spectators," he said.
"The petrol tank of the bike actually came over my head and everyone ducked and screamed and ran away in the panic. It was really quite dramatic."
It is also understood that the front wheel of Howarth's bike went through the living room window of a nearby house.
Race officials had to wait to hear from Nobles Hospital to confirm when the race could be scheduled to restart, given the resources on the island.
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