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13-year-old Indian youth bike rider dies in accident during race

Shreyas Harish, a 13-year-old young bike rider from Bangalore, died in an accident. He died during a race in Chennai.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Saturday 5th August brought a major blow for the motorsport fraternity of India and its fans. A 13-year-old bike rider from India died during a race in Chennai. Shreyas Harish, a budding racer from Bangalore, met with an accident at the Madras International Circuit, in which the young racer suffered serious injuries. He was immediately rushed to the hospital in an ambulance located near the racing track, but Harish died by then. Was done The young racer had made a mark for himself by winning several races in a short span of time. Following the tragic incident, the promoters of the event, the Madras Motor Sports Club, canceled the remaining races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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Accident at the start of the race

At the very beginning of the race, when all the racers were crossing the first turn, there was a crash in which Shreyas fell from his bike. Due to this accident, the 13-year-old racer suffered a serious head injury, which proved to be fatal in the end. Immediately after the accident, under the standard protocol, the race was stopped by showing the red flag and the race ended there.

In May this year, after winning the MiniGP India title, Shreyas participated in the MiniGP race in Spain and finished fifth and fourth in both the races respectively. He was scheduled to race in the 2023 MSBK Championship at Sepang Circuit in Malaysia in August, representing Team CRA Motorsports in the 250 cc category (Group B).

Second accident on Madras circuit

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This is the second death in Indian motorsport this year. In January, 59-year-old KE Kumar, a well-known and respected racer, died after a crash in the second round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship 2022 at Madras International Circuit.
MMSC President Ajit Thomas said, “It is sad to lose such a young and talented rider. Medical aid was provided on the spot immediately after the incident and was taken to the hospital. In these circumstances, we have decided to cancel the rest of this weekend’s events. MMSC extends its heartfelt condolences and our thoughts are with his family.

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