The accident occurred during a Classic Touring Car Racing Club event at the Kent circuit on Saturday when a car spun off and crashed into the barriers. The car rolled several times before striking a marshal’s post.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene and an air ambulance landed on the circuit. Racing was cancelled for the remainder of the day.

In a statement issued on Saturday evening, the BARC confirmed that a marshal had been killed in the accident.

“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 statement read. “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 the 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.”

No information has been officially communicated regarding the condition of the driver involved. sends its condolences to the family and friends of the marshal. Our thoughts are also with the driver involved.