Road Racing : British Rider Dan Hegarthy killed after crash at macau Grand Prix


British rider Daniel Hegarthy, 31 died following a race crash at Macau Grand Prix.
He came off his bike at a sharp bend on the sixth lap and was flung into barriers.
The race was immediately red flagged, Hegarty died on his way to hospital.

Earlier this year, Hegarty's Topgun Racing Honda team mate Gavin Lupton died following a tragic crash at the Ulster Grand Prix in August.

A statement from the race organisers on Twitter read: 'The Macau Grand Prix Committee extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel.

They added in a separate statement: 'Daniel's family and team have been contacted, and the committee will ensure every assistance is extended to them.'

Hegarty was a regular at the Isle of Man TT, He was the Isle of Man TT Privateers Champion in 2016 and had raced at the TT since 2011. 


He was taking part in his second Macau Grand Prix after finishing 16th last year.

Northern Ireland's Glenn Irwin was announced the winner after the race was stopped on the sixth lap.

Macau has been hosting the street race for cars and motorbikes since 1954. 


Hegarty was the first rider to die at the event since Portugal's Luis Carreira was killed in qualifying for the 2012 race.

[Image source - bauercdn]

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