The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Saturday has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.

The 31-year-old from Nottingham came off the Top Gun Racing Honda at Fisherman’s Bend. The race was immediately red-flagged.

A statement from the organisers said: “Daniel’s family and team have been contacted, and the Committee will ensure every assistance is extended to them.

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“The Macau Grand Prix Committee extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel.”

Mr Hegarty made his debut at the Chinese road race in 2016, finishing in 16th place.

He was the Isle of Man TT Privateers Champion in 2016 and had raced at the TT since 2011.

Mr Hegarty's fatal accident was the first at Macau since Luis Carreira from Portugal was killed in qualifying in 2012.

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Terrible news, and such a sad loss. RIP Dan 

Very sorry to hear that news. 

Very sad news. RIP.

Tragic news, one can only feel sympathy and send condolences to all his family and friends.  RIP and Godspeed......

RIP. A bad crash. Condolences to his family and loved ones...

Horrific 5 seconds of footage on the Mail on Line site. Looks like there had already been an incident at that corner. Condolences to family, friends and associates of Dan Hegarty.

I love road racing but Macau is the most dangerous place of all. No runoff, no bales, no padding, this street race is just pure madness and in my opinion should be banned. Another great motorcycle racer gone.

It's not part of a championship though, all the racers go there just because they love it , nobody is forcing them so no, it shouldn't be banned , it's just up to each individual to make their own choice. 

Watching that live will haunt me for a very long time. By far the worst accident I have ever seen. The few seconds of aftermath should have never ever been broadcast.

The cameraman and director who oversaw that footage being put out live need to be shown the exit door sharpish.

Rest in peace.

The cameraman and director were doing their jobs.  If people don't want to see something they have the option of not watching.  Pretty simple, no need to coddle to snowflakes.  Racing is a dangerous sport, having grown up during the 60's you saw lots of terrible crashes at races and lots of people lost their lives, many in more horrifying ways than this one and no one needed to see a shrink because of it.  Grow up and stop acting like some limp wristed flower. 

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