MSVR statement

06 Aug 17

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship race

The management of Thruxton circuit and MSVR have to report that, following a two-machine motorcycle accident during a race for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, a support race to this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship (August 4/5/6 2017), the rider of bike number 903, Mark Fincham suffered serious injuries.

The race was immediately stopped and the riders involved were treated immediately trackside by the BSB Medical Team before being transferred to the circuit medical centre.

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mark Fincham succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. Jim Walker, number 90 was unhurt.

MSVR and the staff at Thruxton circuit, are now working with the Coroner, Police and the Motor Cycle Circuit Racing Control Board in order to investigate the full circumstances of this tragic accident.

Issued at 17:30 on Sunday 6 August 2017

Image (L-R): Bill Coombs (Thruxton Group, Managing Director) Stuart Higgs (MCE British Superbike Championship Series Director), Dr Heike Romer (MCE BSB Chief Medical Officer).