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Spanish driver dies at the Tourist Trophy: 267 casualties since 1907 on the Isle of Man

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Another tragedy Tourist TrophybeeIsle of Man. The Spanish centaur Raúl Torres Martinez, 46 years oldAnd died in an accident during the first race supertwin TT of the week, the fourth of 10 races taking place on the island this week. The collision occurred on the third lap. Torras had set his fastest time during the race Super stock.

On this track stood Torres for the fifth time in career. he had also competed in the North West 200, the Ulster Grand Prix and the Macau Grand Prix. The organization paid tribute to Raul with a post on social media: “It is with great sadness that the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm the loss of Raul Torras Martinez following an accident on the last lap of the first Supertwin Race of the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races. Raul’s smile he was contagious and his love of the TT and the sport of road racing was evident to anyone lucky enough to meet him.”

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Torras Martinez becomes the 267th TT victim since 1907, year of the first printing. Last year six riders died, three in the first five days and three more in the final weekend, including father and son Roger and Bradley Stockton in the sidecar race.

Source: Corriere

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