Former Isle of Man TT pilot killed in crash – Energy FM


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Thu 28 Oct 2021


Tributes are paid to a former Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix racer who died.

Paul Smart died yesterday after his motorcycle was involved in a collision on the A21 near Flimwell.

The 78-year-old ran on the island in the 1970s.

In a statement, his family said: “Paul was an extremely popular character in and out of the paddock, and much loved by his family, friends and fans around the world. He was 78 years old.

He will forever be synonymous with Ducati, the Italian brand he took to the international stage by winning the Imola 200 race in 1972. Paul also shared a special affinity with the Brands Hatch circuit, having lived literally next to West Kingsdown. for many years.

So much can and will be written in the days and weeks to come about a life well lived that has been tragically curtailed.

Paul is survived by his wife Maggie, son Scott and daughter Paula who kindly ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. “


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