Sad news overshadowed the Manx Grand Prix motorcycle race this week. A racer named Ian Bainbridge died after having an accident in qualifying on Tuesday (22/8/2023) night.
Ian Bainbridge had an accident during the qualifying session. However, the news stated that he did not immediately die in the accident. The man who made his debut in 2005 finally breathed his last three days after the tragic event.
In an official statement from the Manx Grand Prix, taken from the Crash website on Thursday (24/8/2023), it was stated, “Manx Grand Prix Races is deeply saddened by the passing of Ian Bainbridge, who lost his life in an accident during qualifying on Tuesday evening.”
Very heartbreaking, Bainbridge is not the first racer to lose his life due to an accident in this racing series. He became the second driver to die in the Manx Grand Prix.
Previously, a racer named Gary Vines was also reported dead. Vines experienced a tragic incident during the first qualifying session of the Manx Grand Prix race.
Ian Bainbridge, who fell in the qualifying session for the two races, has left deep sorrow for the motor racing world. It is important to note that Bainbridge is one of the senior drivers, with his age at that time reported to be 69 years according to a report from the BBC.
Meanwhile, Gary Vines, another experienced racer, lost his life at the age of 33. Nonetheless, the Manx Grand Prix has been held since 1923, and this event has been marked by tragedy in its long history.