Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in crash

Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in crash
By Eurosport

01/04/2017 at 20:40Updated 01/04/2017 at 20:53

Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup rider Mick Whalley has died following a crash at Donington Park on Saturday.

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Whalley, from Sheppey in Kent, suffered serious injury in a seven bike crash.

He was treated by medical staff before being moved to Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham where he died, according to reports.

Event organiser MSVR and the Donington Park released a statement confirming the tragic accident.

“The management of Donington Park race circuit and MSVR have to report that, following a multiple motorcycle accident during a race for the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup, a support race to this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship (April 1/2 2017), the rider of bike number 77, Mick Whalley of Sheppey, Kent, suffered serious injuries.

"The race was immediately stopped and the other riders involved were treated immediately trackside by the BSB Medical Team.

“It is with great regret that we have to announce that, following his transfer from the circuit, Mick Whalley succumbed to his injuries while undergoing further treatment at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham."