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Rider Dies at Thruxton Circuit

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Local News | Rider Dies at Thruxton Circuit | Andover & VillagesHampshire Police are appealing for people who may have filmed a fatal collision at Thruxton Circuit to contact them.

Police received a report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle rider at the race track near Andover, at 1.24pm on Sunday 6th August.

A rider was in collision with a motorbike on the racing track and sadly racer Mark Fincham had died. He was 37.

Fincham was competing in a Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship race at the local circuit when the incident happened. His True Heroes Racing team-mate Jim Walker, who was also involved in the crash, was unhurt.

A joint statement from the circuit’s management and Motorsport Vision Racing (MSVR) said, “Following a two-machine motorcycle accident during a race for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, 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.”

Officers attended the scene to establish the exact circumstances of the death. It is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

We would like anyone who attended the race and who has footage of the collision to contact us by calling 101, quoting Operation Pond.