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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# Antrim
Motorcyclist dies in crash while racing
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed after he crashed on the third lap of the race.

A MOTORBIKE RIDER has died in Antrim after crashing during a race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed after a crash on the third lap of the race.

The 20-year-old, from Chorley in Lancashire in the UK crashed his Burrows Engineering Kawasaki on the approach to Black Hill.

The race was red-flagged and Malachi was treated by medical staff from the MCUI Medical team – but he died at the scene.

The race was abandoned. No other riders were involved in the incident.

In a statement on its website, organisers of the event offered their condolences to Malachy’s family:

“The organisers of the event, the Coleraine and District Motor Club, would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Malachi’s family and team,” the statement reads.

The event is a regular occurrence in Northern Ireland and is held annually each May.

Another rider was injured on Thursday after he crashed during a race.

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