Luis Carreira has died.
The Portugese rider succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident in first qualifying at the Macau Grand Prix this morning.
Macau’s Grand Prix committee have issued this statement:
The Macau Grand Prix Committee regrets to announce that Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira, competitor no. 33, from Portugal, in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 46th edition, has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon.
No other rider was involved in the incident, which occurred at Fisherman’s Bend at 15.58. The qualifying session was immediately red flagged.
The medical services, a fast intervention vehicle, fully equipped, and an ambulance with two doctors in attendance, which were located at the side of the accident immediately went to the rider’s aid, and as a result of the doctors’ diagnosis, Mr. Carreira was immediately evacuated by ambulance to the Hospital, where he was admitted at 16.08.
Continuous CPR was performed, however he succumbed to his injuries at 16.28.
The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences.
The qualifying session was abandoned at 16.30.