Tributes are being paid to a veteran racing driver who was killed when his car rolled over during a classic car race at Silverstone over the weekend.
Denis Welch, 69. died after the accident during a race for pre-1966 Grand Prix cars.
Brother-in-Law Bryan Downes pays tribute to Denis Welch who died during this weekend's Silverstone Classic.
Pictures have been released of the man who died at the Silverstone Classic meeting at the weekend.
Denis Welch from Staffordshire was driving a 1960s sportscar during the event.
Mr Welch ran a motor spares business for classic cars.
A man has died while driving at the Silverstone Classic. He's been named as Denis Welch.
Eyewitnesses say the accident was on the "first lap" event which meant the cars were going fairly fast but this happened as the cars bunched together at the hairpin bend ahead of the Wellington Straight.
It's estimated the cars had slowed considerably at this point and were doing no more than 30mp but two touched and one vehicle rolled over.
1960s sports cars do not have the safety equivalent of their modern counterparts and are inherently more dangerous to drive.
The Silverstone Classic event is believed to be the world's biggest classic sportscar race gathering and organisers say there has not previously been a fatality during its 24 years.
A spokesman for Silverstone Classic said "The event organisers, the race organisation, and the circuit’s medical and emergency services, will all now be co-operating with the Police and the MSA, the UK official motor sport governing body, to conduct a full investigation. All those involved in the event offer sincere condolences to family and the friends of Denis Welch at this very sad time."
A spokesman for Silverstone Classic has confirmed that a participant in this weekend's event had died following a racing accident.
The man has been named as Denis Welch.
"It is with great regret that the organisers of the Silverstone Classic have to report that, following an accident in a race for HGPCA pre-66 Grand Prix Cars today, Sunday 27th July, the driver of car number 19, Denis Welch, succumbed to his injuries later in the circuit’s Medical Centre."
Two former RAF fighter jets have been sold at auction at the Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire for a total of more than £140,000.
The 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 and 1988 Panavia Tornado F3 went under the hammer without a reserve.
The Harrier was bought by a private buyer in Essex for £105,800 and the Tornado went to a woman from the UK for £36,800.
The planes were lots in The Silverstone Classic Sale.
Two former RAF fighter jets are to be sold at a public auction at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire today.
A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 Jump Jet and a 1988 Panavia Tornado F3 will go under the hammer.
The Harrier, which served during the Cold War, Belize and the Falklands, is described as being preserved "in almost time capsule condition".
We've never offered anything like this before and it's a privilege to be able to offer one of, it not the finest, Harrier in the world.
The history and provenance of the plane, combined with the fact that the aircraft is so complete, means this really is an exciting opportunity.
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