Macau (MNA) – “It is with deep regret that the Grand Prix Committee informed that the British rider succumbed from his injuries during the ambulance ride to Hospital Conde de Sao Januario,” the Sports Bureau (ID) President Pun Weng Kun at a press conference held at 6.30pm.
The 31-years-old driver lost control of his bike during the 6th lap of the race at Fisherman’s Bend, crashing against the track walls with the race being cancelled afterwards.
It was the second time the Topgun Racing driver was competing in the Macau Grand Prix.
Despite the tragedy, British pilot Glenn Irwin was considered the winner, with last year’s rider Peter Hickman in second and eight-time winner Michael Rutter in third.
The last fatalities to took place at the Grand Prix happened in 2012, when Portuguese motorbike racer Luis Carreira died during a qualifying race, also at Fisherman’s Bend.
Days after the accident, Hong Kong driver Phillip Yau Wing-choi died while competing in the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup, when his Chevrolet Cruze crashed into a barrier.
There were also two fatalities in 2005 and 1994, while a spectator died in 2000.