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SA racer dies in UK crash

2012-05-02 10:47

A South African-born racing driver has died after a crash at the Goodwood circuit in Britain.

Sandra Harrison-Moore, aged 37 and an occupational therapist, was competing in a time trial at the circuit when she lost control of her classic Caterham L7-2 Roadsport 1800 sports car which hit a tyre wall on the final corner of the historic circuit.

She was helicoptered to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries but died there later.

RACING COUPLE

Police Inspector Phil Nicholas said: "This appears to have been a tragic crash during a regular time-trial event and our thoughts go to the victim's family, who were with her when she died."

Harrison-Moore and her husband Simon, 48, who lived in Milton-Keynes in central England, were keen members of the Lotus Seven Club and had been competing in racers for more than a year. A source close to the couple said: “Sandra and Simon were a regular fixture on the circuit scene and competed in events around the country together.

“They were a wonderful couple with near-identical cars. The competition between them was constant fun. On Saturday (April 28) they were giving each other full support as usual.”