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Mark Fincham dies in National Superstock 1000 race

King's Lynn rider suffers fatal injuries in crash with team-mate

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Submitted by Visordown on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 09:38

NATIONAL Superstock 1000 rider Mark Fincham has died of injuries sustained in an accident at Thruxton, in a support race of the MCE British Superbike championship.

The incident happened during the second race of the National Superstock 1000 championship at the Hampshire circuit when Fincham, 37 from King’s Lynn, was in a crash also involving True Heroes Racing team-mate Jim Walker, who was unhurt.

A joint statement from the management of Thruxton race circuit and MSVR said: “Following a two-machine motorcycle accident during a race for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, a support race to this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship (August 4/5/6 2017), the rider of bike number 903, Mark Fincham suffered serious injuries.

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

“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.

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

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