Sadly this weekends racing was marred by the death of Noel Murphy,who lost his life whilst racing at Tandragee today.
I only met Noel as he had a Supertwin for sale last year. I subsequently bought the bike and saw him next last weekend whilst racing at Cookstown, and again yesterday after practice.
Today before racing started I had a problem with my clutch.
We tried all sorts to fix it but with no success. Whilst I was signing on Steve went and asked Noel if he'd ever experienced the same problem.
Upon my return Noel and his mechanic, Lorcan, had stripped it apart and found the problem.
Noel finished off as he had to go and get his bike ready for the same race as mine.
It was during this race that he lost his life.
My sympathies and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terrible time.
Rest in peace, Noel.