Spanish rider Raul Torras Martinez died competing in the Isle of Man TT Races on Tuesday, organisers have confirmed.

Martinez, 46, was killed in a crash during the first Supertwin Race of the year at Alpine, between the 16th and 17th mile markers on the third and final lap of the race.

A statement issued by the competition paid tribute to the experienced Spanish TT rider.

It said: "Raul was an experienced TT competitor who made his debut in 2017, with a best result of 15th in last year's Supertwin Race.

"He recorded his fastest ever lap of the TT Mountain Course earlier today in the Superstock Race, with a lap at an average speed of 125.470mph whilst securing a 20th-place finish.

"Raul was the fastest Spaniard ever to have lapped the TT Course.

"In total, Raul competed in 21 TT races and his performances earned him a total of 18 Bronze Replicas.

"The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Raul’s family, friends, and loved ones."

Last year saw a father and son killed during the competition.

Driver Roger Stockton, 56, and 21-year-old passenger Bradley, who were from Crewe, England, died following an incident at Ago’s Leap on the final lap of the second sidecar race.

Ballymoney man Michael Dunlop won Tuesday's race, his 24th Isle of Man TT victory bringing him within two of the record holder, his late uncle Joey.

Corkman Mike Browne was second, 27.6 seconds behind Dunlop and the first rider from the Republic of Ireland to make the podium since 2018.