Driffield racer James Cowton dies in Southern 100 crash

James Cowton won his maiden Interantional Road Race for Northern Irish outfit McAdoo Racing at this year's North West 200 second Supertwin race

Motorbike racer James Cowton, who is from Driffield, has died in a crash at the Southern 100 road races at the Isle of Man.

The 26-year-old was involved in a four-rider-bike accident at Stadium Bends during the 600cc challenge race.

In a statement the organisers said they are carrying out a full investigation into the incident.