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Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)

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Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:52:29 PM »
A 52-year-old man has been killed in a crash involving five motorbikes at Oulton Park racetrack in Cheshire.

He was having a "track day" at the circuit in Little Budworth when the accident happened on Saturday morning. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other men who received serious injuries are being treated in hospital, said police. No Limits Trackdays, which runs events at circuits across Europe, described it as a "freak accident".

Writing on Facebook, the company said two bikes in a "fast group" collided at a blind corner on turn 13 called City Hall.

'Heartfelt sympathies'

Three more riders following behind over the hill then crashed into the two bikes. The company, which was established in 1993, said it had offered its "sincere, heartfelt condolences" to the family of the rider who died. Director Clare Keeley said the group was made up of experienced bikers and the man who died was a loyal customer.

She said the owners of Oulton Park, Motor Sport Vision (MSV), provided the marshals for the track day events. "We run bike track days [with MSV] where customer safety is paramount and lower numbers on track to what the capacity is to assure quality track time."

MSV said it could not comment on the crash as it was part of an ongoing investigation.

No Limits Trackdays describes the 2.7-mile (4.3km) Oulton Park track as "one of the most challenging circuits in Europe, both feared and revered by even the British Superbike riders".

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed about the crash, which happened shortly before 11:00 BST.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-24426442



Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 01:05:13 AM »
very sad news.

The trackday organiser as well as track owners are very good at keeping the days as safe as possible, accidents happen tho and we all know the risks when we go out on our bikes.

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 07:08:04 AM »
That's very true Pete

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 08:06:11 AM »
Very sad. RIP

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Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 08:41:04 PM »
very sad news.

The trackday organiser as well as track owners are very good at keeping the days as safe as possible, accidents happen tho and we all know the risks when we go out on our bikes.

All very true Pete. I wish the issue riders a speedy recovery and he family of the lad who died my condolences

I still want to do a track day despite this tragic incident

Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 04:13:39 AM »
I think the other 2 riders are now no longer critical and are on the mend. One requires an operation tho

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Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 10:24:04 AM »
I think the other 2 riders are now no longer critical and are on the mend. One requires an operation tho

Good to see they are the mend

Do you still feel much after effects from your trackday accident?

Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 02:47:19 PM »
my hip aches occasionally and my back sometimes hurts quite a bit but this it reduced by good posture (he writes while twisted and hunched over his laptop lol) and exercise.... now I have had an injection in my ankle I should be able to start running again :-)

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Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 08:53:41 PM »
my hip aches occasionally and my back sometimes hurts quite a bit but this it reduced by good posture (he writes while twisted and hunched over his laptop lol) and exercise.... now I have had an injection in my ankle I should be able to start running again :-)

Thats not too bad whn you consider you were pretty badly hurt

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 09:41:08 PM »
aye mate, healing done thanks to RAF Headly Court! :-)

Re: Biker killed in Oulton Park 'track day' crash (BBC)
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 08:30:17 PM »
A 52-year-old man has been killed in a crash involving five motorbikes at Oulton Park racetrack in Cheshire.

Missed this, damn shame and quite rare it seems. Glad the others are on the mend.