The British Automobile Racing Club announced on Saturday evening that a trackside marshal has died following an accident at the Brands Hatch circuit on Saturday. BARC released the following statement:
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 (Saturday 31 July), 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.
It is anticipated that the event will resume on Sunday.