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An experienced racing driver has died after his 1924 Bugatti collided with a crash barrier at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk.
63-year-old Stephen Jewell was taking part in a Vintage Sports-Car Festival when the accident happened. Today tributes have been paid to the racing enthusiast.
Tributes have been pouring in today from people within the motorsport industry for Stephen Jewell who was killed following a crash at Norfolk's Snetterton circuit on Sunday.
The 63-year-old died when his 1924 Bugatti T35B collided with the crash barriers after leaving the track.
Mr Jewell, from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, was well-known within the motorsport community and was an experienced competitor.
Many people took to Twitter to pay their respects, including David Betts, who wrote:
"Saddened by the death of Bugatti racer Stephen Jewell at Snetterton yesterday. Doesn't happen often. A shock when it does."
A 63-year-old man who died in a fatal collision at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk over the weekend has been named.
The Motor Sports Association today confirmed that Stephen Jewell died as a result of the injuries sustained after his 1924 Bugatti T35B left the track and impacted with the crash barriers.
Mr Jewell was taking part in practice for the Seaman Memorial Trophies Race Meeting organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club when the accident took place.
He was treated by the circuit's medical services team before being transferred to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he passed away.
Today, the Chief Executive of the VSCC, Mike Stripe, said:
"Stephen was an experienced competitor in many disciplines and well known within the motorsport community.
"The Club offers its sincere condolences to all of Stephen’s family and friends following this