Pirelli National Superstock 1000 rider Mark Fincham has died following injuries sustained in an accident in a race at Thruxton, in a support race of the MCE British Superbike championship.

The incident happened during the second race of the National Superstock 1000 championship at the Hampshire circuit when Fincham, 37 from King’s Lynn, suffered an accident an accident with True Heroes Racing team-mate Jim Walker, who was unhurt in the incident.

A joint statement from the management of Thruxton race circuit and MSVR read: “The management of Thruxton circuit and MSVR have to report that, following a two-machine motorcycle accident during a race for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, a support race to this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship (August 4/5/6 2017), the rider of bike number 903, Mark Fincham suffered serious injuries.

“The race was immediately stopped and the riders involved were treated immediately trackside by the BSB Medical Team before being transferred to the circuit medical centre.

“It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mark Fincham succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

“Jim Walker, number 90 was unhurt.

“MSVR and the staff at Thruxton circuit, are now working with the Coroner, Police and the Motor Cycle Circuit Racing Control Board in order to investigate the full circumstances of this tragic accident.”

Crash.net’s thoughts are with Mark Fincham’s family at this time.