The BBC has reported that Isle of Man TT organisers have refused to release a report into how a competitor was hit head-on in a high-speed crash with an official car at this year’s event.

The news gathering side of the organisation explained how the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) commissioned a former UK Motor Sport Association head to examine the 30 May crash which left Steve Mercer critically injured.

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ACU boss Gary Thompson revealed some of the details in Rob Jones’s report but would not disclose them all to the BBC. The Manx government also refused to reveal the report’s contents.

A Department of Enterprise spokesman said the report had been written “on a confidential basis” and that it “belongs to the ACU”.

The 100mph accident happened during a practice session days before the opening 2018 Superbike race.

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