British rider Daniel Hegarty has died after a horrific crash in the Macau Bike Grand Prix on Saturday early morning.
Hegarty — racing for Topgun Racing Honda — arrived off his bike at a sharp bend in the course of the sixth lap and was flung into obstacles, getting rid of his helmet and sustaining deadly injuries.
The race was straight away purple-flagged and hardly ever restarted as Hegarty, 31, was taken care of. He died on his way to clinic.
A statement from the race organisers on Twitter browse: “The Macau Grand Prix Committee extends its deepest sympathies to the relatives and close friends of Daniel.”
– MacauGP (@MacauGPbikes) November 18, 2017
“Daniel’s relatives and workforce have been contacted, and the Committee will assure every single support is prolonged to them,” they included in a separate statement on the event’s internet site.
Even with staying stopped on the sixth lap, Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin was named as the race’s winner but admitted it “was not a celebration”.
“It really is a really unfortunate close to what has been a thriving 7 days,” he advised the BBC.
– Glenn Irwin (@GIrwinRacing) November 18, 2017
“The acquire is all irrelevant now and I wouldn’t have won the race had it long gone the length,” Irwin mentioned.
“It really is a tragic close to the day. That is road racing and it’s difficult.”