Rider Gavin Lupton dies from injuries sustained in Ulster Grand Prix crash
A MOTORBIKE racer who died from injuries suffered in a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix has been described as an "experienced and popular rider".
Gavin Lupton from Yorkshire died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast today where he was being treated for the serious injuries sustained in the Dundrod 150 race earlier this month.
He was the second biker to die at this year's Grand Prix.
Rider Jamie Hodson (35) from Wigan was also killed and died from his injuries during the event on August 10.
Mr Lupton (37) had competed at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, as well as the Ulster Grand Prix, in recent years. He also raced at Irish national road race meetings during his career.
In a statement the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, said it was "much sadness" that it had learned that Mr Lupton had "succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the Dundrod 150 Challenge race".
"Gavin, also known as 'Luppy', was an experienced and popular rider who had been competing at the Ulster Grand Prix since 2015.
"The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Gavin’s family, friends and team, and requests that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with his passing."
Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Tim Morrow, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Gavin's wise Hannah, his family and friends at this very difficult time.
"We send our deepest sympathies to the Lupton family as they come to terms with their loss."
Another rider, Stephen Lynd from Templepatrick, who was also injured during a practice session, remains in a critical condition.