Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has died

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Mr Mitchell-Thomas was a newcomer at this year's North West
Mr Mitchell-Thomas was a newcomer at this year's North West Picture: Impact Images

Rising road race star Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has died.

Mr Mitchell-Thomas was involved in a crash in the second North West 200 Supertwin race at Black Hill this afternoon and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

Bikesportnews.com extends its deepest sympathies to Mr Mitchell-Thomas’ friends and family.

A statement from North West 200 organisers reads:

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has died as a result of a crash on the third lap of the Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

The 20 year old from Chorley in Lancashire crashed his Burrows Engineering Kawasaki on the approach to Black Hill. The race was immediately red flagged and Malachi was treated by medical staff from the MCUI Medical team but succumbed to his injuries at the scene. No other riders were involved in the incident.

Racing was subsequently abandoned.

The organisers of the event, the Coleraine and District Motor Club, would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Malachi’s family and team.