December 13 2013 Latest news:
Andrew Fitchett, Reporter
Monday, September 30, 2013
A man who died at Snetterton circuit after his classic car left the track has been named.
Stephen Jewell, 63, from Cheltenham, died on Sunday after his 1924 Bugatti T35B impacted crash barriers during practice for an event organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC).
Mr Jewell sustained “serious injuries” before being treated by the circuit’s medical services team and transferred to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
VSCC and Motorsport Vision, who manage Snetterton circuit, extended their “deepest sympathies” to Mr Jewell’s family and friends in a statement released today.
Mike Stripe, VSCC chief executive, said: “Stephen was an experienced competitor in many disciplines and well known within the motorsport community.
“The Club offers its sincere condolences to all of Stephen’s family and friends following this tragic incident.”
Mr Jewell was due to take part in the Seaman Memorial Trophies Race Meeting before the accident.
According to a VSCC spokesman, the club and circuit operators will now work with the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the police and other agencies to establish the circumstances of the incident.