Police and medics rushed to the scene of the world-famous race monitor close to Dartford, Kent, this afternoon after a automobile spun off the monitor throughout a British Car Racing Membership (BARC Automotive Championship occasion. An air ambulance landed on the circuit to take the injured marshal to hospital however sadly the volunteer died of his accidents. Motorsport UK says it’s “deeply saddened” by the accident.
A Ford Escort is believed to have left the monitor and flipped into a bit of fencing on the method to Paddock Hill bend.
Officers paused the competitors whereas emergency companies rushed onto the monitor.
The occasion is anticipated to renew tomorrow.
BARC stated: “The British Car Racing Membership is saddened to substantiate that because of an accident that occurred throughout a race assembly at Manufacturers Hatch circuit immediately (Saturday 31 July), a volunteer marshal tragically misplaced their life.
“The remainder of the day’s racing exercise was cancelled.
“As with every main incident, the BARC is now working with the nationwide governing physique, Motorsport UK, and the native police.
“On behalf of everybody linked with the BARC, we’re devastated by lack of one of many wonderful volunteer marshal group who achieve this a lot to allow the game to happen. Our ideas and finest needs are with the household and mates of all these concerned.
“It’s anticipated that the occasion will resume on Sunday.”
Motorsport UK says it’s “deeply saddened” by the accident.
A spokesperson added: “The race assembly was instantly suspended and Motorsport UK, along with the occasion organiser, has begun a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
“The ideas of everybody at Motorsport UK are with the marshal’s household, the organisers of the occasion, and different members of the motorsport group who had been current.”