NI rider Stephen McIlvenna killed in Manx Grand Prix crash

Randalstown racer Stephen McIlvenna
Randalstown racer Stephen McIlvenna

Northern Ireland competitor Stephen McIlvenna has been killed following a crash during practice for the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.

The 39-year-old from Randalstown in Co Antrim - a former Manx Grand Prix winner - came off at the Mountain Mile section of the infamous circuit on Tuesday night.

A statement released by the Manx Motor Cycle Club said: “Stephen McIlvenna was an experienced racer who first competed in the Manx Grand Prix in 2005.

“He won the 2009 Junior Manx Grand Prix. He also competed in the TT Races in 2010.

“The Manx Motor Cycle Club wish to pass on their deepest sympathy to Stephen’s family and friends.”

The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.