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Tragedy at the Macau GP - Rider killed
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Author:  Placid [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Tragedy at the Macau GP - Rider killed

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The Macau GP got hit with a tragic accident after TT rider Daniel Hegarty lost control of his bike causing his death on his way to the hospital. Hegarty crash occurred at the Fisherman's bend in which the impact was so bad, his helmet came off.

Hegarty became the lastest casualty since the 2012 Macau event when Portugese rider Luis Carreira was killed during qualifying.

The Nottingham native was 31.

https://www.motorsport.com/roadracing/n ... ty-980068/

Author:  Banana Man [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:58 pm ]
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I think it's mental that people race bikes on a street circuit.

R.I.P.

Author:  sandman1347 [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:37 pm ]
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Yeah a circuit like this with barriers so close to the track is just insane for bikers. RIP to this young man.

Author:  UnlikeUday [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:19 pm ]
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His accident reminded me of Gilles Villeneuve's incident as he was also flung towards the fencing barrier!

Author:  Banana Man [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00 pm ]
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Also, I've seen a few articles stating, "he is the first rider to be killed at Macau for 5 years," instead of, "another rider was killed at Macau, only 5 years ago."

As if 5 years is an abnormally long time for something like this.

Author:  wolfticket [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:26 pm ]
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It's very sad but it also feels somewhat inevitable. With no run-offs I think you're always going to have some non-survivable crashes in motorcycle racing. There have been 8 rider deaths at Macau since the event's inception in 1967, fairly evenly spread across the history of the event.

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