Widow considers legal action over TT death

Racer's widow seeks legal advice over triple fatality at last year's Senior TT

THE WIDOW of a racer killed at the Isle of Man TT is considering taking legal action over the crash which killed her husband and two spectators.

Marc Ramsbotham, 34, from Spooner Row, was taking part in the Senior event in June last year when the crash took place on the last lap of the race. The incident also claimed the lives of Dean Jacob, 33, of Kidderminster and Gregory John Kenzig, 52, of Australia.

At an inquest into the deaths earlier this year, island coroner Michael Moyle launched a blistering attack on the management and safety of the races and said that members of the public may be astonished “not only at the number of failings but the gravity of them”.

He added that there had been “considerable and wholesale failings in the system designed to ensure the safety of spectators was paramount”.

Last night Mr Ramsbotham's widow said she had been in negotiations with a solicitor about the possibility of taking legal action over the accident.

“I am going to look into what the options are and am taking legal advice,” she said.

Mrs Ramsbotham has also criticised the TT organisers for the lack of help and information given to families affected by the tragedy.