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Tragic accident casts a pall over TT 2023.

It is with much regret that we bring to you the announcement from the organisers of the TT Races that Raul Torras Martinez lost his life on the final lap of today’s Supertwins race. He was a fine rider who will be much missed in the paddock. We send our condolences to his family and friends.

STATEMENT ISSUED AT 22:30 BST ON 6 JUNE 2023

With great sadness, the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm that Raul Torras Martinez, 46, from Sant Hilari Sacalm, Spain, was killed in an accident during the first Supertwin Race of the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races. The accident occurred at Alpine, between the 16th and 17th mile markers, on the third and final lap of the race.

Raul was an experienced TT competitor who made his debut in 2017, with a best result of 15th in last year’s Supertwin Race. He recorded his fastest ever lap of the TT Mountain Course earlier today in the Superstock Race, with a lap at an average speed of 125.470mph whilst securing a 20th-place finish. Raul was the fastest Spaniard ever to have lapped the TT Course.

In total, Raul competed in 21 TT races and his performances earned him a total of 18 Bronze Replicas.

The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Raul’s family, friends, and loved ones.

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