Swiss racer killed in two-bike pile-up in Dubai

Pascal Grosjean killed after taking victory at UAE circuit

A SWISS motorcycle racer was killed moments after winning a race after being hit by another rider, it has been revealed.

Pascal Grosjean, 39, was hit from behind as he crossed the line at Dubai Autodrome last Friday, having won the Sportsbike Championship race. Reports say, third-place finisher Tony Jordan ran into him at speed.

Grosjean was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jordan remains in a serious condition.

"The Dubai Autodrome team and the motorsport community of the UAE are deeply saddened by the enormous loss and pass on our sincere condolences to Pascal Grosjean's family and friends," Hamish Brown, the general executive of Dubai Autodrome, said in a statement. "Pascal was a multiple UAE champion who was well respected in motorsport and motorcycle community."

The Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE has launched a full inquiry into the accident.