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Organizers of the Isle of Man TT races say an Australian rider has died following a crash in a sidecar race.

ACU Events Ltd. announced Dwight Beare’s death on Saturday in a statement on the official website of the Isle of Man TT race.

The 27-year-old Beare was originally from Melbourne in Australia before becoming a resident of Onchan in the Isle of Man. He made his debut in the TT motorcycle races in 2014.

The statement said Beare’s passenger, Benjamin Binns, from the Isle of Man, broke an ankle and was airlifted to hospital.

Isle of Man races are treacherous, with the competitions held on more than 37 miles (60 kilometers) of public roads around the island.

A competitor has been killed during the first sidecar race of this year’s Isle of Man TT Races.

Sidecar driver Dwight Beare, 27, crashed near the Rhencullen section of the Mountain Course at about 14:10 BST.

His passenger, Benjamin Binns, was airlifted to the island’s Noble’s Hospital, with a fractured ankle. His condition was described as “stable”.

Beare was originally from Melbourne, in Australia, but lived in Onchan, on the Isle of Man.

The race was immediately red-flagged following the accident but was later re-run.

Beare made his debut at the annual road racing event in 2014 and finished 12th in the second race of the week, with his father Noel as his passenger.

He returned last year and secured a 17th-place result.

Resident Australian Dwight Beare died after crashing on lap one of the Sidecar TT near Rhencullen on Saturday.

Resident Australian Dwight Beare died after crashing on lap one of the Sidecar TT near Rhencullen on Saturday.

The race was immediately red flagged.

His passenger, fellow local Benjamin Binns, was flown to Noble’s Hospital where his condition is said to be stable with a fractured ankle.

Beare, 27, made his TT debut in 2014 with his father Noel as passenger. They achieved a 12th place in race two. The pair were 17th in the first race last year.

Originally from Melbourne, Beare moved to the island 18 months ago and was a resident of Onchan. He and Binns had been competing regularly together at Jurby.

The latter finished runner-up in race two last year with Dave Molyneux when they established a lap record.

 

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