Motorcycle rider Andy Lawson killed at Ulster GP

Andy Lawson, a 24-year-old motorcycle racer from Arbroath, Scotland, was killed during a race in the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

Lawson was making his first appearance at the Ulster Grand Prix, a series of races held on the 7.4-mile Dundrod Circuit in Northern Ireland. The Dundrod Circuit is made up entirely out of public roads.

Lawson was in his second race, the second Supersport race of the weekend, when the incident took place.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is asking for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them with information that could assist the investigation.

In a statement from The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club, Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix said: “I am incredibly saddened by the news that Andy has succumbed to his injuries and my condolences are with his family, friends and race team. He was a lovely guy and an up and coming rider, definitely one to watch.

“I had a quick chat with him just before that Supersport race began and he told me how much he was enjoying his first experience at Dundrod, and that he was taking it easy while he learned the course.

“I can’t tell you how hard it is to continue the event in those circumstances but Andy’s family and race team were determined that the remainder of the event go ahead as planned. They believe it is what Andy would have wanted and we wanted to respect that."

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