27th May 2013
YOSHINARI MATSUSHITA - TEAM STATEMENT
Isle of Man TT Festival 2013 – Incident Statement
TAS Racing regret to announce the untimely death of Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita, following an incident at the Ballacrye section of the TT Circuit earlier this evening during un-timed practice.
Having made his TT debut back in 2009, Yoshinari was an experienced competitor on the Isle of Man and was scheduled to make a one-off appearance for the Northern Ireland based team in this year’s TT Supersport races.
Team Manager Philip Neill said: “Everyone within our team is devastated about tonight’s terrible events. We were very much looking forward to working with Yoshinari during TT2013 and pass on our deepest condolences to his family and fellow team members.”
Phil Dashey said: “On behalf of Tyco, our thoughts go out to the family of Yoshinari Matsushita and to the racing community as a whole during this difficult time. Yoshinari was a talented rider and his contributions to the sport will be missed.”
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