STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTHERN 100 MOTOR CYCLE RACING CLUB – James Cowton

James Cowton Killed at 2018 Southern 100, Isle of Man
James Cowton Killed at 2018 Southern 100, Isle of Man

A terrible period of road racing continues, Rest in Peace James, my thoughts go to your family, friends, team and your nearest and dearest.  Ride free.

The Southern 100 MCRC, organisers of the Southern 100 International Road Races, regret to announce that following an incident involving four-competitors at Stadium Bends during the 600cc Challenge race, Driffield rider, James Cowton succumbed to his injuries.

The other riders involved, Ivan Lintin is in a criticalcondition, whilst Jamie Coward has shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans leg and arm injuries.  Southern 100 Racing extends it sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends of James Cowton at this very sad time.

The organisers are carrying out a full investigation in conjunction with Isle of Man Constabulary into the circumstances of the incident on behalf of the Coroner of Inquests.

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