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French rider Fabrice Miguet dies after crash

French rider Fabrice Miguet dies after crash
By Eurosport

13/08/2018 at 20:08Updated 13/08/2018 at 22:50

French veteran Fabrice Miguet has died from injuries sustained in a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

The 49-year-old rider was initially said to have “unsurvivable injuries” following the crash in the Superstock race, which led to it being suspended for an hour.

Miguet was placed on life support at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, but died on Monday afternoon.

Organiser Neil Johnston said: "I’ve known Fabrice, or Mig as he’s known to many, for over 20 years, even before I became Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix. He’d been racing at Dundrod for a long time, and was a big character who had become part of the fabric of the event.

"We have been in constant contact with his team and family since Saturday, both directly and via local authorities, and I am extremely saddened to know that he has succumbed to his injuries. Our thoughts are with Fabrice's parents and the Optimark team, as well as his wider circle of family and friends as they come to terms with their loss."

Miguet, who was competing for Kawasaki/ Optrimark Road Racing, was a regular fixture at the Ulster Grand Prix and Isle of Man TT.

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