A five-bike collision at an Oulton Park track day has left one rider dead and two further in critical condition in hospital.
The accident happened at the fast Clay Hill bend at the Cheshire track, at an event organised by No Limits Trackdays on Saturday morning.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others remain in hospital in a serious condition according to police.
An incident involving two riders in the fast group at turn 13 corner saw them fall, before being hit by three other riders exiting the blind corner.
In a statement released on Facebook, No Limits offered their condolences to those involved, and called for people to refrain from speculation until the investigation was completed.
"I have just been officially informed of an update. It’s with the deepest of sorrows that No Limits Trackdays are tasked with the duty to confirm that the incident involving 5 bikes at Oulton Park has resulted in the death of one of our customers. We offer the family and friends of the deceased rider our sincere condolences. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time."
"We are working with the authorities and circuit to bring the facts of this matter as soon as possible. Please refrain from posting speculations as this is now in the hands of the authorities and is an on-going H&S executive and Police investigation."
"This is the first time we have had such a serious incident which has involved so many riders. We also believe this was a freak accident in a undersubscribed fast group at Oulton Park today."
Circuit owners Motorsport Vision, who provided marshalling at the event, said it could not comment on the crash as it was part of an on-going investigation.