The World Superbike paddock has extended its sympathy to the family and friends of 17 year-old Oscar McIntyre, who was tragically killed in an Australian Superstock 600 race prior to Superpole.
The youngster sustained fatal injuries when he crashed during the early stages of the Superstock race, a tragedy that has left many in the paddock deeply saddened:
“Tissot-Superpole today was cancelled after a fatal accident suffered by young Australian Superstock 600 rider Oscar McIntyre in a support race before the session was due to start. Infront Motor Sports and the entire SBK paddock offer their condolences to the McIntyre family and all those affected by his loss.”
“Pole position has come with mixed emotions because of some very bad news and first and foremost I want to pass on my condolences to the family and friends of Oscar McIntyre."
“Any statement seems superfluous. We are very saddened about what happened. We don't know the details but suspending the session seemed like the logical thing to do.”
“It was a bit of a weird situation without having a Superpole, so we were just sitting and waiting to go out. I didn't know at the time but afterwards I got told that a young rider in the Aussie 600 class, Oscar McIntyre, lost his life. So, before I talk about my day, I want to send my thoughts and regards to his family and friends.”
“I also want to send my best wishes to the family of the rider who died today.”
“First of all I want to send my condolences to McIntyre's family, a terrible tragedy. Superpole was understandably cancelled as a result.”
“I want to give my sincere condolences to the family of Oscar McIntyre first of all and his accident puts all other things into perspective."
“I was shocked and sorry to hear about McIntyre and send my condolences to his loved ones.”
“This incident has deeply saddened every member of Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport. We send our sympathies to Oscar McIntyre's family and want to show our respects for them and the young rider at this difficult time.”
Effenbert Liberty Ducati
"We would like to pay our respect to the whole Oscar's family and all his friends."
Crescent Fixi Suzuki
"Leon, Josh and all at Crescent Fixi Suzuki would like to extend our condolences to the family of Oscar McIntyre in their sad times"
The incident caused Superpole to be cancelled, leaving Tom Sykes on pole position by virtue of his fastest lap time from Q2.