A volunteer marshal has died after being struck by a car that left the track during a race at the Brands Hatch circuit.
An air ambulance landed on the circuit after police and paramedics were dispatched to the runway near Dartford, Kent, at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The car had hit barriers and rolled over several times before hitting the marshal’s post. The condition of the driver was not disclosed.
The accident happened during a British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) car championship. The race was canceled for the rest of the day.
Motorsport UK, the sport’s governing body, said it was “deeply saddened” by the accident.
A spokesperson added: “The race meeting was immediately suspended and Motorsport UK, together with the event organizer, opened a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident. The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport UK are with the marshal’s family, the event organizers and the other members of the motorsport community who were in attendance.
BARC said in a statement: “On behalf of all those connected with BARC, we are devastated by the loss of one of the incredible members of the volunteer marshal community who does so much to make the sport possible. . Our thoughts and best wishes are with the family and friends of everyone involved. The event is scheduled to resume on Sunday.
A Kent Police spokesperson said the force was called in following a collision involving a car and two people on foot at Brands Hatch.
He said officers attended the scene and carried out investigations without any suspicious circumstances having been reported.
Last week, on the same course, Brad Jones suffered an accident during a British Superbike Championship race and was plunged into a coma.
The runner sustained serious injuries to the head, chest and pelvis, and remains at King’s College Hospital in London.