Davey Lambert dies aged 48 after crashing during Isle of Man TT race
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 08/06/17 10:05am
Davey Lambert has died aged 48 after crashing during the opening Superbike race of the Isle of Man TT.
Lambert suffered multiple injuries when his 1,000cc Kawasaki crashed on the third lap at Greeba Castle on Sunday.
The Gateshead rider was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles Hospital. He was later transferred to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, where he died on Tuesday evening.
Lambert was making his TT debut but had previously raced over the same course in the Manx Grand Prix since 2014.
A statement on Lambert's Facebook page read: "With a heavy heart it saddens us to have to break the news that Davey lost his fight at 19.50pm this evening surrounded by his family and close friends.
"He went out of this world in exactly the way he would have wanted, doing what he loved. He was a big man with an even bigger heart who will be sorely missed by so many.
"As a family we would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support.
"We would like to thank all of the amazing doctors and nurses who tried so hard to save Davey's life at the scene, Nobles Hospital and Aintree University Hospital. We know you did everything you possibly could to help him and for that we are eternally grateful.
"Ride Fast Lambo."
In a statement the race organisers said: "ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to his partner Tracey, his family and friends."