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Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 13:10 GMT 14:10 UK
Motorcyclist dies in island race
Isle of Man
The TT races are held annually on the Isle of Man
A motorcycle racer from Northern Ireland has died after an accident at the Isle of Man TT races.

He was 49-year-old Raymond Hanna from Tandragee, County Armagh.

Mr Hanna was killed when his motorcycle crashed at Greeba Corner on the 26 mile circuit at 0600 BST on Wednesday.

The father-of-two, who was a former Irish national road racing champion, had been competing at the TT races since 1985.

He was taking part in practice for the 250cc event when the accident happened.

The TT races are held on the island off the Lancashire Coast in the Irish Sea.

Mr Hanna is the third rider to die in practice for the race festival which starts on Saturday.

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Raymond Hanna was one of Northern Ireland's most exp
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