National Superstock 600 rider Ben Gautrey has died after being involved in a multiple bike accident at Cadwell Park.
The MWR Kawasaki rider crashed at The Mountain, but despite the best efforts of the circuit medical team, sadly succumbed to his injuries.
A full statement from MSVR reads as follows:
On the first lap of the National Superstock 600 race at Cadwell Park circuit, Benjamin Gautrey fell on the right hand corner at the bottom of the Mountain section. He was unavoidably hit by two riders immediately following him, five riders fell in total. The race was immediately stopped.
Gautrey, 18 from Southport sustained significant and serious chest and head injuries, he was treated immediately trackside by the BSB Medical Team before being transferred to the circuit medical centre where further attempts to resuscitate him were made. All other riders involved in the incident were uninjured.
Tragically he succumbed to his injuries.
Stuart Higgs, British Superbike Series Director said:
"I am so desperately sad that Ben died from the injuries he sustained at Cadwell Park. He was a really super young guy on his debut season at National level showing plenty of promise having won the Thundersport GB Moto450 Championship the previous year. It was entirely fitting that Ben Wilson was able to dedicate his Supersport win to Ben .”
Thefull circumstances of the accident will be investigated by the MCRCB and the Coroners' office
Crash.net wishes to extend its condolences to Ben's family and friends.