Walderstown Road Races: Meeting abandoned following serious crash

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RACING has been abandoned at the Walderstown Road Races following a serious crash and the death of a competitor.

A 34-year-old racer from Northern Ireland was killed in an incident during today’s Senior Support race.

A Garda spokesman said: “He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“The event has been abandoned and Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the crash site.

“Enquires are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will we arranged. A file will be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Act.”

In the opening race Derek Sheils continued his winning run on his Burrows Engineering/RK Suzuki when he won the Open race.

Derek McGee made his return to racing after being injured at the Isle Of Man TT, setting the fastest time in yesterday’s qualifying sessions. He led from the start, but a mistake mid-way through the race dropped him well down the field and gifted Sheils the win, adding to his Skerries and Kells victories in the Superbike class.

Michael Sweeney finished in second with McGee having fought his way back through the field to bag third.

Image: Derek Wilson

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