English rider Davey Lambert died after being injured in a crash during the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday. Also Read - Two Feared Dead, 19 Injured in Mass Stabbing in Japan's Kawasaki

The 48-year-old from Gateshead suffered multiple injuries when his Kawasaki crashed on the third lap of the opening Superbike race at Greeba Castle on Sunday. Also Read - Kawasaki Ninja 400 to be Showcased at Auto Expo 2018; Price in India, Launch Date, Top Speed, Colours

Lambert, who had raced on the Isle of Man since 2014, was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles hospital. He was later transferred to Aintree University hospital in Liverpool, where he died on Tuesday evening. Also Read - BS III vehicles ban: Ducati, Triumph & Harley-Davidson offering discounts upto INR 3 lakh

A statement on Lambert’s Facebook page read: “With a heavy heart it saddens us to have to break the news that Davey lost his fight at 19.50pm this evening surrounded by his family and close friends.”

“He went out of this world in exactly the way he would have wanted, doing what he loved. He was a big man with an even bigger heart who will be sorely missed by so many. As a family we would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support.”

“We would like to thank all of the amazing doctors and nurses who tried so hard to save Davey’s life at the scene, Nobles Hospital and Aintree University Hospital. We know you did everything you possibly could to help him and for that we are eternally grateful. Ride Fast Lambo.”

In a statement the race organisers said: “ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to his partner Tracey, his family and friends.”

With inputs from agencies.