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Ride high hero - family tribute to King’s Lynn superbike racer Mark Fincham who died in crash at Thruxton

PUBLISHED: 10:25 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 21 August 2017

Mark Fincham, picture issued on behalf of Mr Fincham's family by Hampshire police.

Mark Fincham, picture issued on behalf of Mr Fincham's family by Hampshire police.

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The devastated family of superbike racer Mark Fincham say he will be forever loved, missed and remembered.

Mark Fincham, picture issued on behalf of Mr Fincham's family by Hampshire police.Mark Fincham, picture issued on behalf of Mr Fincham's family by Hampshire police.

Mr Fincham, 37, died after he was involved in a collision with another motorcycle during a race at Thruxton, Hants, on Sunday.

The ex-marine, who had part of his leg amputated after a car crash crash in 2007, was riding for the True Heroes Racing Team, which gives injured former service personnel the chance to take part in motorsport.

Mark Fincham, pictured earlier in his racing career.  Picture: Archant LibraryMark Fincham, pictured earlier in his racing career. Picture: Archant Library

In a statement issued by Hampshire police, Mr Fincham’s family said: “Our world has fallen apart as a family we are completely and utterly heart broken.

“We have lost a toally amazing son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and boyfriend who lived his life to the fullest no matter what it threw at him.

Motorsport. Picture: Barry ClayMotorsport. Picture: Barry Clay

“Words cannot describe how deep our loss is. An inspiration to us all and to those who knew him, RIP our amazing Mark, you will be forever loved, missed and remembered. Ride high hero, keep rubber side down.”

Mr Fincham’s family thanked those who tried to save him after the collision, which happened during the Pirelli Superstock 1000 Championship.

Hampshire police are investigating the crash. A spokesman said: “Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and we are continuing our appeal for anyone who has footage of the incident to share that with us. Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting Operation Pond.”


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