Racing Community Mourns as Roger Twelvetrees Dies in Tragic Mallory Park Incident, Investigation Underway.
A dark cloud has settled over the motorsports community as racing driver Roger Twelvetrees was declared dead following a crash at Mallory Park's vintage car event. The incident occurred near Hinckley at 14:14 BST on Saturday. Leicestershire Police were quick to arrive on the scene but could not revive the driver.
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The event, managed by the Vintage Sports Car Club, was an occasion for enthusiasts to celebrate the classics of motor racing. Unfortunately, the day took a tragic turn during its second race. Twelvetrees was involved in a crash on the back straight of the circuit. Despite immediate medical attention from the on-circuit team, he could not be saved.
Mallory Park's operator, Real Motorsport, released an official statement confirming Twelvetrees' identity and expressing heartfelt condolences to his family. "All the staff and management at Mallory Park send the family of Roger their most sincere condolences," the statement read.
Authorities have initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident. Leicestershire Police indicated that their inquiries are ongoing on behalf of HM Coroner and that the identification of the deceased is a matter for the coroner.
As the motorsport community comes to terms with this devastating loss, focus turns to the ongoing investigation. The tragic event has left fans, fellow competitors, and the management at Mallory Park mourning the loss of a fellow racing enthusiast.