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Marshal dies after car flips during race at Brands Hatch

A motorsport marshal has died after being involved in a serious crash at Brands Hatch that saw a car flip off the circuit.

Police and ambulances were called to the scene at the world-famous race track near Dartford, along with the air ambulance on Saturday afternoon. 

Police say they were called shortly before 3pm "following a collision involving a car and a person on foot".

It happened during a race that was taking place as part of a classic touring car championship.

Last night the British Automobile Racing Club confirmed the death of the marshal in a statement. 
They added: "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."

It is anticipated that the event will resume on Sunday.

The incident comes just a week after British Superbike rider Brad Jones was put in an induced coma after crashing at the same circuit.

Jones, 23, crashed in the opening lap of a championship race at the Kent circuit last Saturday.

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