Mallory Park British Superbikes: fatal accident

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A statement has been issued by British Superbikes Race Director Stuart Higgs and Medical Director Toby Branfoot following the serious crash at Mallory Park earlier today.

"During the Bennetts British Superbike Championship first free practice at Mallory Park, an incident occurred at the Esses section of the circuit.

The rider involved was Ollie Bridewell.

Initial evidence shows that he lost control and fell from his machine making a heavy impact with the surface and then the Recticel “type A” protective barrier.

He sustained critical head and neck injuries.

He was treated initially at trackside and then at the circuit medical centre by the British Superbike Medical Team, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the MCRCB and the relevant authorities. 

On behalf of MCRCB Events and the BSB community we extend our profound sympathies."

All the staff at MCN extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Ollie Bridewell at this difficult time.

All activities have been cancelled at Mallory Park for the rest of the day. A revised timetable for the remainder of the weekend will be issued soon.

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Gary Pinchin

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