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2013 Isle of Man Racing Miku bike driver Yoshinari Matsushita killed in accident

2013.05.30 08:03:07 by andy category : Vocaloid Tags :2013 Isle of Man TT Racing Miku

Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita, 43, was killed during the qualifying session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races in an incident at Ballacrye in the North of the Island. He was scheduled to race in the 2013 Isle of Man TT race on the Racing Miku collaboration bike, TT Zero13.

 

Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan wishes to pass on its condolences to Yoshinari’s family and friends.

 

Yoshinari was from Saitama, Japan, and was an experienced racer who had competed in the 2009 TT Races. He finished 5th in the 2011 TT Zero electric bike race, and competed regularly in Superstock and Superbike class races.

 

According to Gary Thompson, Clerk of the Course;

 

“Yoshi was a really popular competitor who had a large number of friends in the TT Races paddock. He was a genuine and friendly character who always had time for everyone. He will be sorely missed.”

 

The session was immediately red flagged after the accident, and an investigation is currently underway regarding the circumstances of the accident.

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