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Death at Thruxton bike championship

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Thruxton: Sad announcement

Tragedy struck at Thruxton today when a rider was killed.

The management of Thruxton circuit and MSVR say that following a two-machine motorcycle accident during a race for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, the rider of bike number 903, Mark Fincham suffered serious injuries.

The race was immediately stopped and the riders involved were treated immediately by the BSB Medical Team before being transferred to the circuit medical centre.

Management at Thruxton have just released the statement:

“It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mark Fincham succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment”.

Jim Walker, number 90 was unhurt.

Ex-marine and True Heroes rider Mark Fincham, 37, had raced for many years after having had part of his leg previously removed after an accident ten years ago when he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.

MSVR and the staff at Thruxton circuit are working with the Coroner, Police and the Motor Cycle Circuit Racing Control Board in order to investigate the full circumstances of this tragic accident.

Tragic: Mark Fincham - Thruxton British Super Bikes
Tragic: Mark Fincham (photo courtesy of Bikesure)


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