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Billy Redmayne

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Billy Redmayne (1990/1991 – 19 April 2016) was a Manx soldier and motorcycle racer. He was born Laxey. He served in the Parachute Regiment in the War in Afghanistan.[1] By 2013 he was able to devote all of his time to racing.[2] He won the Newcomers Manx Grand Prix in 2014 and the Junior Manx Grand Prix a year later.[1][3]

On 17 April 2016 he was hit from behind by another competitor in a crash at the Oliver's Mount Spring Cup in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.[3] He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.[1] His brain injuries were too severe for him to recover, and his partner and family made a decision for his life support to be switched off and his organs donated.[3] He died two days after the accident on 19 April at the age of 25.