Dobbs dies in accident
Organisers of the Isle of Man TT have confirmed that New Zealand racer Paul Dobbs has died.
Last Updated: 10/06/10 6:55pm
Organisers of the Isle of Man TT have confirmed that New Zealand racer Paul Dobbs has died after an accident in Thursday's second Supersport race.
The 39-year-old was involved in a "racing incident" on the Ballagarey section of the 37.733-mile track and leaves a wife and two children.
Jim Parker, chairman of organisers the Auto Cycle Union, told www.iomtt.com: "Paul was a really popular rider in the paddock and was a great competitor.
"He was a very talented rider who made many friends in the racing community. He will be sorely missed."
The Onewhero native, who had finished 22nd in Monday's first Supersport race, competed at the TT for the first time in 1999, recording a best finish of sixth in the 400cc lightweight race in 2000.