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Incident at Isle of Man

ValMoto would like to offer its sincerest condolences to the friends, family and associates of David Jefferies who was tragically killed in a crash during Thursday afternoon’s TT practice session. David enjoyed a long and successful partnership with V&M Racing, winning five of his nine TTs with the Manchester-based team.

He is still the fastest man to have ever lapped the Mountain Course.

Not only was the 30-year-old Yorkshireman an exceptional racer, but Jack and Doris Valentine, Steve Mellor and everybody at V&M Racing/ValMoto also considered him a good friend.

He will be missed.

Moodie OK after TT incident
Jim Moodie has undergone a medical examination for minor injuries sustained during Thursday afternoon’s TT practice.

Moodie was taken to Douglas hospital on the Isle of Man after becoming entangled in telephone lines that were strewn across the ultra-fast Crosby section of the circuit – debris from a crash that had occurred moments before he reached the same section of road.

Moodie received abrasions to his neck and throat when the cable wrapped around his neck as he swerved to avoid other obstacles. Fortunately he was able to stop his bike in time to avoid serious injury.

While his injuries were not serious, doctors kept the Triumph ValMoto rider under observation for some time to be sure that his airways were not likely to constrict.