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Marshal dies after being hit by car which spun off track during race at Brands Hatch circuit

A VOLUNTEER MARSHALL has died after he was hit by a car which spun off the track at the Brands Hatch Circuit.

Cops, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the circuit at 3pm this afternoon.

In a statement BARC wrote: "The British Automobile Racing Club is saddened to confirm that as a result of an accident that occurred during a race meeting at Brands Hatch circuit today, a volunteer marshal tragically lost their life. The rest of the day’s racing activity was cancelled.

"As with any major incident, the BARC is now working with the national governing body, Motorsport UK, and the local police.

"On behalf of everyone connected with the BARC, we are devastated by loss of one of the amazing volunteer marshal community who do so much to enable the sport to take place.

"Our thoughts and best wishes are with the family and friends of all those involved."

Motorsport UK added: "The race meeting was immediately suspended and Motorsport UK, together with the event organiser, has begun a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident.Advertisement

"The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport UK are with the marshal's family, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community who were present."

It is anticipated that the event will resume on Sunday.

It comes after a man thought to be a dad-of-nine died at the same race track earlier this month.

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