Macau GP: Two deaths in two days

Published: 17 November, 2012 11:01 IST | AFP |

A driver in the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup was killed yesterday in the second fatality to mar the Macau Grand Prix in two days, officials said.

Forty-year-old Hong Kong driver Phillip Yau “succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon”, the organisers said.

Rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira’s bike that met with an accident killing him during qualifying for the Macau GP on Thursday. Pic/AFP

The Macau GP covers four days of events including the 12-lap CTM Macau Touring Car Cup and the 46th Macau Motorcycle GP on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s SJM Formula Three Macau GP.

Hong Kong TV reported that Yau died after his car hit a wall at more than 200 KMPH.

Portuguese bike rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira was killed in an accident during a qualifying session for the Macau GP on Thursday.  

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