Isle of Man TT: Karl Harris dies at age of 34 after Superstock crash

Last Updated: 03/06/14 9:54pm

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Karl Harris pictured in his British Superbike days

Karl Harris pictured in his British Superbike days

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Former British Supersport champion Karl Harris has been killed in an accident at the Isle of Man TT races.

Harris, who won the title three times and raced in the British Superbike series, crashed on the second lap of the Superstock race on Tuesday.

He won three British Supersport titles between 2001 and 2004 before moving on to Superbikes, with his best result coming in 2006 when he finished fifth overall.

The 34-year-old from Sheffield is the second rider to lose his life during the 2014 TT races after Bob Price, 65, died in a collision during a Supersport category race on Monday.

"Karl was one of the great characters in the race paddock," said Gary Thompson, the TT clerk of the course.

"His infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour lit up many race meetings. He was a hugely talented racer and will be sorely missed."

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