Oil on Manx course blamed for crash that killed David Jefferies

OIL on the course almost certainly caused the Isle of Man crash which killed Bradford superbike legend David Jefferies, 30, an inquest heard.

New Zealand TT newcomer Daniel Jansen's bike blew up on the approach to the Crosby bend on his first practice lap on May 29, filling the road with oily smoke, the inquest, held on the island, was told.

Adam Nowell, riding behind Jansen, said he was covered from head to foot in oil coming from the smoke vapour but carried on riding the lap.


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