The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Malachi Mitchell-Thomas following a tragic accident whilst competing at the North West 200 races in Northern Ireland.
Malachi first entered the 2014 Manx Grand Prix when he came a very creditable 2nd in the Newcomers A Race and 4th in the Senior Race. Returning in 2015 Malachi won the Senior MGP with a fastest lap speed of 122.221mph which was a new lap and race record.
MMCC Club Chairman, Harvey Garton, said “Malachi was one of the young up and coming riders progressing from the MGP to the TT. He started riding a motorbike at the tender age of six and said it was his dream to race on the TT Course. He attended the MMCC Annual Dinner in January this year as one of our Winners and Guests of Honour when he said he had benefitted greatly by spending two years learning the TT Course at the Manx Grand Prix before progressing to the TT.
Malachi was very keen to put something back into the sport he loved so passionately and he had recently undertaken an ACU Accredited Course to assist potential MGP Newcomers visiting the Island before beginning their racing in the Manx Grand Prix.
He also gave a lot of support to the MGP Supporters Club and attended their annual Mhelliah in October last year which is a fund raising event for the MGP Helicopter Fund. His popularity definitely swelled the numbers attending that evening.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his parents, Kevin and Vicky, all of his family and friends.”
Photo Credit Tony Roberts. Malachi after winning the 2015 Senior Manx Grand Prix with the Senior MGP Trophy