A volunteer quarterback was killed after being hit by a car that went off the track during a race at the Brands Hatch circuit.
An air ambulance landed on the circuit after police and paramedics were dispatched to the tarmac near Dartford, Kent, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The car hit barriers and rolled several times before colliding with the sheriff’s post, but the driver’s condition has not been disclosed.
The accident occurred during a British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) car championship event. The races were canceled for the rest of the day.
Motorsport UK, the sport’s governing body, said it is “deeply saddened” by the accident.
A spokesperson added: “The race meeting was immediately suspended and Motorsport UK, together with the event organizer, has started a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident. Everyone’s thoughts at Motorsport UK go out to the quarterback’s family, the event organizers and other members of the motorsport community who were in attendance. “
BARC said in a statement: “On behalf of everyone connected with BARC, we are devastated by the loss of one of the wonderful volunteer quarterbacks who do so much to make the sport happen. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the family and friends of everyone involved. The event is anticipated to resume on Sunday. “
A Kent Police spokesman said the force was called in following a collision involving a car and two people on foot at Brands Hatch.
He said officers attended the scene and carried out investigations without any suspicious circumstances being reported.
Last week, on the same course, Brad Jones had an accident during a race in the British Superbike Championship and was left in a coma.
The cyclist suffered serious head, chest and pelvic injuries and remains at King’s College Hospital in London.