The Splitlath Redmond team is deeply saddened by the news that Mark Buckley has lost his life at the International North West 200 today. Mark, 35, died in hospital following an accident during this afternoon’s Superstock race.
Mark joined the team last month to contest the Isle of Man TT and other road races. An experienced road racer, the North West 200 was one of his favourite events on the calendar. Mark was a rider who always had a smile on his face and although he was new to the Splitlath Redmond outfit, he had already made a lot of friends within the team. He was a man who was always positive, with an infectious sense of humour and a rider who cared deeply about his colleagues and others.
Mark will be missed by everyone at Splitlath Redmond and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jayne, his family and friends.