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As it happened: Gavin '#33' Ramsay laid to rest

2017-02-10 13:55

#RIPGav33: Motorsport photographer Reynard Gelderblom shares the very last image he captured of the late Gavin Ramsay on track. Image: Reynard Gelderblom

Cape Town - South Africa lost one its greatest heroes in motorsport on Saturday, February 4.

Motorcycle rider Ramsay was killed in a crash at the annual Passion for Speed International Historic race at Killarney. Ramsay was the owner of Gavin Ramsay Motorcycles in Boksburg, Johannesburg.

A rival motorcyclist had crashed on track prior to Ramsey's incident when witnesses saw him sliding in, causing him to lose control of his Suzuki GSX-R and crashing to the ground. 

READ: SA racing legend Gavin Ramsay dies at Killarney race track

The Memorial Service and Life Celebration of Gavin Ramsay takes place in Springs, Gauteng on Friday (February 10).

Killarney’s executive manager Des Easom says an investigation into the accident – to determine the exact cause - has been opened. 

Easom said: “He was an experienced rider from Boksburg, and multiple South African champion. Unfortunately, he passed away from injuries sustained from the accident.”

The Wheels24 team would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to the late Gavin Ramsay's family, loved ones and friends in motorsport.

WATCH the Memorial Service below:

Part 4

Part 3

Part 2

Part 1


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