MSA statement regarding fatality at Silverstone


The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has confirmed that a competitor died following injuries sustained during a racing accident at Silverstone on Sunday 27 July 2014.

Dennis Welch, aged 69, sustained serious injuries when his 1960 Lotus 18 clipped another car and rolled over at low speed. He was treated by the circuit’s medical services team but succumbed to his injuries.

The accident occurred at the Silverstone Classic meeting – organised by the Historic Sports Car Club – during a race for pre-1966 grand prix cars.

The relevant authorities have been informed and a full investigation will be carried out into the incident. As with any serious incident in or around UK motor sport, the MSA, the organising club and the circuit operators are now working closely with the police and other agencies to establish precisely what happened.

The Motor Sports Association, the Historic Sports Car Club and Silverstone extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Welch, a well-known and respected competitor and car preparer.

No further statement will be issued at this time.

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