New Zealander Chris Swallow dies in Isle of Man crash

Chris Swallow died after an accident while racing in the Isle of Man. - Photo: Supplied / Isle of Man TT Races

A New Zealand motorcyclist has died while racing in the Isle of Man.

Race officials confirmed that Wellington man Chris Swallow, 37, died after an accident at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT race.

In the statement on behalf of Manx Motor Cycle Club, it said Swallow was an experienced and regular competitor who had made his debut in the 2007 Manx Grand Prix.

He had won two runner-up places in the 2012 Classic Manx Grand Prix and was fourth in last year's Senior Classic TT Race.

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