2017 Gold Cup: Crashes force racing to be abandoned

Action at today’s Scarborough Gold Cup was abandoned at 3pm on Sunday afternoon after two serious incidents resulted in a number of spectators being hospitalised. The first incident occurred during morning qualifying for the feature race when Jamie Coward crashed at Drury’s Hairpin with both rider and bike crashing through the fence.

Coward was relatively unscathed but a lengthy delay ensued as the injured spectators were treated at the scene. Two races then took place but in the third, the Junior B race, a crash involving Daley Mathison at the same corner resulted, sadly, in a similar outcome.

With both ambulances leaving the circuit and two air ambulances despatched with the injured, organisers were left with little option other than to abandon the meeting.

No word has been given on the injured parties but an official statement from the organising Auto 66 Club is to be issued in due course.

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