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Sir Chris Hoy prepares for race at Snetterton

Britain's greatest Olympian Sir Chris Hoy was at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk enjoying a rather faster set of wheels today.

Since his retirement from sprint cycling, Sir Chris has taken up motor racing.

He was practicing today ready for racing tomorrow when he will be driving a Radical sportscar in the SR1 Cup - billed as the UK's fastest novice race series.

Radical cars are built in East Anglia at Peterborough.

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Tributes pour in for crash victim

63-year-old Stephen Jewell lost his life at Snetterton yesterday
63-year-old Stephen Jewell lost his life at Snetterton yesterday Credit: Gloucestershire Echo

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."

Organisers name Snetterton crash fatality

Stephen Jewell, pictured here competing at a previous event, died at Snetterton circuit yesterday
Stephen Jewell, pictured here competing at a previous event, died at Snetterton circuit yesterday Credit: Peter Baker

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

tragic incident."

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Racing drivers in slow lane

Rob Austin, Lea Wood and Ollie Jackson practice combine driving
Rob Austin, Lea Wood and Ollie Jackson practice combine driving Credit: Snetterton Circuit

Three top Dunlop British Touring Car Championship drivers have been getting to grips with slow moving vehicles on a farm near Snetterton in Norfolk.

Rob Austin, Lea Wood and Ollie Jackson put their driving skills to the test on a farm at Gipping ahead of their racing this weekend (11/12 August).

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