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UK motor racing driver killed

British motor racing driver Sean Edwards has been killed after the Porsche he was a passenger in reportedly hit barriers at Queensland Raceway in Australia during a private test session.

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British racing driver was a passenger in fatal crash

British racing driver Sean Edwards died when the Porsche in which he was a passenger instructing a 20-year-old male, hit a wall and caught fire.

The wreckage of the car in Queensland, Australia. Credit: Reuters

Monaco-based Edwards, who was leading the drivers' championship in the 2013 Porsche Supercup season with one race to go, was reportedly taking part in a coaching day at the time.

Edwards was instructing a 20-year-old man at the time of the crash. Credit: Reuters

The driver of the Porsche reportedly suffered severe injuries.

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