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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

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RIP. It's been a while since someone was killed at Brands.
Other motorbike deaths at Brands in the last couple of years....

2018 Kyle O'Donovan BMCRC Powerbikes

2017 Fran Fletcher Classic 350cc Over 55s Championship

In 2013 was Karl-Heinz Kalbfell in the BMCRC Lansdowne Classic Series.

Several others earlier this millenium. In fact I seem to recall one in BSB or supports in recent years, but cant think who it was.

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Post by Motorsportrace » 4 months ago

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And another fatality befell the Bemsee camp at Brands Hatch this weekend where Minitwin Rookie Dan Thomas got killed in race 9 of the weekend.

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Dan Thomas - 1973-2019 - Rookie Minitwin

The Club regrets to confirm that we lost Dan Thomas, Rookie Minitwin Rider after he succumbed to injuries received during Race 9 on the Saturday programme.
The Club's thoughts are with Dan's close family & friends at this very difficult time.
We are grateful to the Medical Services and Marshal first responders & Officials who attended the incident.
Official news on this has been held until the Family have been fully informed - Lorne has asked us to post the following statement which can be found here

https://www.bemsee.net/info-centre/news ... -13th-july
RIP. It's been a while since someone was killed at Brands. Any idea what happened?

@Sedre @hollie3sa @Motorsportrace Were you aware?
I had a look, but couldn't find much.
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Post by DoubleFart » 4 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
4 months ago
PTRACER wrote:
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RIP. It's been a while since someone was killed at Brands.
Other motorbike deaths at Brands in the last couple of years....

2018 Kyle O'Donovan BMCRC Powerbikes

2017 Fran Fletcher Classic 350cc Over 55s Championship

In 2013 was Karl-Heinz Kalbfell in the BMCRC Lansdowne Classic Series.

Several others earlier this millenium. In fact I seem to recall one in BSB or supports in recent years, but cant think who it was.
Craig Jones, 2010 iirc.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

Thats the one I was thinking of. Thanks @Double Fart
IIRC he was coming onto the pit straight, dropped it and was struck by another bike. Very sad.

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Post by Sedre » 4 months ago

Portuguese female rider Filipa Gomes succumbed on Thursday from injuries received last Sunday during Copa Dunlop Motoval race at Estoril:

https://motojornal.pt/filipa-gomes-nao-resistiu/ (in Portuguese)

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Post by erwin greven » 4 months ago

starts to get a "popular" topic :(

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Post by Andy » 3 months ago

STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB
The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to confirm that Chris Swallow, 37, from Wellington, New Zealand died today following an accident during the Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT Race.
Chris was an experienced competitor. He made his debut in the 2007 Manx Grand Prix and was a regular competitor in the Classic TT Races. He achieved two runner-up places in the 2012 Classic Manx Grand Prix – the 350cc and 500cc Races - and was fourth in last year’s Senior Classic TT Race.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Chris’s family including his father Bill and his wife Jen and children.

AUTHOR: IOM TT RACES OFFICIAL

PUBLISHED: 24 AUGUST 2019
Sincere condolences to Chris' family and friends
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Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

A rider called Afridza Munandar was killed in the MotoGP support race at Sepang today. RIP.
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PTRACER wrote:
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A rider called Afridza Munandar was killed in the MotoGP support race at Sepang today. RIP.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

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Alfridza Munandar was an Indonesian racing in the Asia Talent Cup, where he was a title contender, having recorded two wins and four podium finishes this season.. The race was immediately stopped after the first-lap turn 10 incident which also involved Japanese rider Shinji Ogu. Munandar was treated immediately trackside but died at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in the Malaysian capital on Saturday after being flown from the Sepang track. Ogu was not seriously injured.

Munandar was twenty years old

Race 2 will take place tomorrow as scheduled, a decision made after consultation with all riders who were unanimous it should take place and be dedicated to Munandar. There will be a minutes silence pre race.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 month ago

@Andy @ChiliFan

Knowing that you are our experts on motorcycle racing here. Is there a realistic way to at least minimize the potential injuries from these kinds of accidents where one rider falls in the pack and gets run over by a competitor?

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@Andy @ChiliFan

Knowing that you are our experts on motorcycle racing here. Is there a realistic way to at least minimize the potential injuries from these kinds of accidents where one rider falls in the pack and gets run over by a competitor?
Hi @hollie3sa,
I don't think it is possible due to the nature of it.
If you fall off a bike you are your own passenger since there aren't safety cells or seatbelts. But even if, it would mean that the rider can't seperate from the bike and therefore is even more injury prone. And not just that because those who are likely to hit such a crashed machine rider combination will face an even bigger chance to take away serious injuries as well.
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Post by Andy » 1 week ago

During the past couple of weeks there were a few more addons to this list unfortunately.
On November, 17 Mr Triumph, Percy Tait died, aged 90. First aussie motorcylce gp winner (Ulster GP 1952) Ken Kavanagh would follow on November, 26 aged 96 and on November, 28 legendary Bikesport columnist and commentator Chris Carter would pass away as well.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 week ago

Ken Kavanagh was also the third oldest surviving F1 Grand Prix driver prior to his passing.
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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Ken Kavanagh was also the third oldest surviving F1 Grand Prix driver prior to his passing.
RIP Ken Kavanagh
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 week ago

Taken from a post I wrote in the 'On this day... thread in Nostalgia thread about oldest surviving GP drivers shows further pics of KK on bikes and in cars: (some of the info @Andy mentioned already)
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Ken Kavanagh (Norton) 1951 Senior Ulster Grand Prix

In 1952, Kavanagh became the first Australian to win a motorcycle Grand Prix race when he won the 350cc Ulster Grand Prix. In 1956, he won the Junior TT at the Isle of Man TT races. Kavanagh entered two Formula One Grands Prix in 1958 with his own Maserati 250F, firstly in Monaco where he failed to qualify, and lastly in the Belgian Grand Prix where he missed out on the race having blown his engine in practice, after having qualified 20th of 28 entrants. He also did some non championship events, with a best result 6th at the Syracuse GP

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1959 200 miles d'Aintree Maserati 250F Maserati
1959 Glover Trophy Maserati 250F Maserati
1958 International Trophy Maserati 250F Maserati
1958 200 miles d'Aintree Maserati 250F Maserati
1958 Grand Prix de Syracuse Maserati 250F Maserati
1958 Glover Trophy Maserati 250F Maserati
1958 Grand Prix de Buenos Aires Maserati 250F Maserati
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