2013 Isle of Man TT: Yoshinari Matsushita Dies in Qualifying
Yoshinari Matsushita was 43 and is now the 240th rider to lose his life on the Mountain Course, and the 21st since 2000. The Japanese rider crashed in the Ballacrye Corner and the session was immediately red flagged, with investigation underway.
2008 Motegi Endurance race winner, Matsushita competed in the TT for the first time in 2009, being a regular in the Superstock and Superbike classes, but also finishing on a respectable 5th position in the 2011 TT Zero electric class.
We'll be back with news as details surface and we pass our deepest sympathy to his family.
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My deepest condolences to his family and friends.