FABRICE MIGUET has died following his crash on the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling assembly on Saturday.
The French rider crashed within the opening Superstock race on the Northern Eire highway race.
In an announcement from the Dundrod & District Bike Membership at the moment, Clerk of the Course on the Ulster Grand Prix Noel Johnston paid tribute to the 49-year-old from Normandy.
He mentioned: “I’ve identified Fabrice, or MIG as he’s identified to many, for over 20 years, even earlier than I grew to become clerk of the course on the UGP.
“He’d been racing at Dundrod for a very long time and was a giant character who had grow to be a part of the material of the occasion.
“We now have been in fixed contact together with his staff and household since Saturday, each instantly and by way of native authorities, and I’m extraordinarily saddened to know that he has succumbed to his accidents.
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“Our ideas are with Fabrice’s mother and father and the Optimark staff, in addition to his wider circle of household and buddies as they arrive to phrases with their loss.”
Miguet, competing for the Kawasaki/Optrimark Highway Racing staff, crashed on the Joey’s Windmill Part on the fourth lap of the race, which was halted for greater than an hour.
He was a daily competitor at Ulster Grand Prix in addition to the Isle of Man TT and owned a bike enterprise.
His dying is the fifth road racing tragedy of 2018 following riders William Dunlop, Dan Kneen, James Cowton and Adam Lyon.