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Nottingham motorcyclist dies at Macau Grand Prix

Daniel Hegarty, from Nottingham, has died in an accident at a grand prix in China. Photo: Ean Proctor Photography

A motorcyclist from Nottingham has died in an accident at the Macau Grand Prix in China, earlier today.

Macau Grand Prix announced on Twitter that Daniel Hegarty had died in an accident whilst on the "Fishermen's Bend" of the circuit.

The 31-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The race organisers released a statement:

The Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee regrets to announce that, following an incident during the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 51st Edition today (November 18 2017) at Fishermen’s Bend, the rider of bike number 8, Daniel Hegarty, aged 31, suffered serious injuries.

The race was immediately stopped and Daniel was transferred to hospital. It is with great regret that we have to announce that the British rider succumbed to his injuries en route to the Conde S. Januario Hospital.

Daniel’s family and team have been contacted, and the Committee will ensure every assistance is extended to them.

The Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel.

– Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee

Formula 3 racing driver, Lando Norris, said on Twitter: