Tributes are being paid to commentator Maurice Mawdsley who has died.

A familiar voice at the TT – and the Southern 100 races – he passed away yesterday.

MHK Rob Callister has responsibility for tourism and motorsport – he says: “Maurice became synonymous with the TT and his commentary provided colour and detail not only to a trackside audience but latterly on-line to a worldwide audience who were able to follow the races remotely.

“Maurice made a major contribution to the profile and success of the TT Races and will be sorely missed.

“On behalf of everyone associated with the TT Races I’d like to pass on my condolences to his family and many friends.”