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Competitor Jamie Hodson killed in Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle crash

The Ulster Grand Prix is taking place at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim 
David Young, Press Association

A competitor has died in the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing event.

Jamie Hodson (35) from Wigan, was killed in a crash during the Dundrod 150 National race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim.

His brother Rob was involved in the same incident, but escaped without serious injury.

The death is the latest to hit road racing in Northern Ireland - a sport that has been blighted by fatalities in recent years.

Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, which organised the Ulster Grand Prix, said the accident happened at the Joey's Windmill section of the circuit.

A statement said: "The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club would like to express its sincere condolences to Jamie's family and friends and requests that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

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