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Former soldier Mark Fincham dies after British Superbike crash

2017-08-06 22:18

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London - A former soldier who had part of his leg amputated 10 years ago was killed in a British Superbike championship race on Sunday, officials said.

Mark Fincham, 37, sustained serious injuries after a two-bike collision at the Thruxton circuit in southern England.

"It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mark Fincham succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment," said a statement by organisers.

According to Motorcycle News, Fincham was a former Royal Marine who had part of his left leg amputated after a road accident in 2007.

He was racing for the True Heroes team which gives injured military personnel and veterans the chance to take part in motor racing, using modified bikes.

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