Motorcycle rider dies in Chennai circuit mishap

The accident occured at turn seven when he slid out onto the run-off area and ended up in a ditch, causing multiple injuries.

After skidding off the track during a pay and practice session at the Madras Motor Race Track, twenty-year-old bike racer S Dinesh succumbed to his injuries after being declared brought brain-dead by the hospital.

According to doctors, Dinesh, who was kept alive for two days on life support, could have been saved by timely first-aid and evacuation. But being a pay and practice session, there were no ambulances or doctors available at the track, which resulted in the delay that turned out to be fatal.

The accident occured at turn seven when he slid out onto the run-off area and ended up in a ditch, causing multiple injuries. The day after the incident, many riders, tuners and team owners demanded better equipment at the track to better deal with incidents even on track days.

It is apalling that an upcoming rider lost his life in this manner, considering that there are bound to be more newcomers during open track days than on a national championship weekend. The FMSCI and track officials need to step up and ensure that there are adequate medical facilities at hand to deal with such incidents. Motorsport is in its nascent stages in India and incidents like this can easily turn aspiring racers and their parents away from the sport. 

In an official statement, the Madas Motorsport Club's stance has been limited to stating that it will conduct a full-fledged inquiry into the incident.

Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
See more about:  dinesh, mmsc, crash
An exclusive review of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, drives of the Datsun Redigo and Honda BR-V and loads more. Dive in!
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Trending Now
Latest News
Merzouga Rally: Hero running in the top 10 at the end of day three
The Hero MotoSports Team Rally overcame the situation with Joaquim Rodrigues...
27 minutes ago   1 picture
Ducati 959 Panigale: 5 things to know
Here is a peek at Ducati 959 Panigale that will be launched soon.
5 hours ago   1 picture
Volkswagen starts production of Ameo
The carmaker plans to ramp up production of the Ameo at its Chakan plant;...
6 hours ago   1 picture
Chevrolet Beat Activ spied
The Beat Activ test car was seen for the first time in India with its front...
8 hours ago   1 picture
Diesel unlikely for next-gen Toyota Corolla
Option of diesel likely to be dropped for the new Corolla, due to decline in...
11 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 202 | Autocar India: June 2016

An exclusive review of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, drives of the Datsun Redigo and Honda BR-V and loads more. Dive in!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
Which compact SUV would you buy





or View results
Ford EcoSport
  29%
 
Maruti Vitara Brezza
  37%
 
Mahindra Nuvosport
  2%
 
Mahindra TUV300
  5%
 
Would rather wait for the Tata Nexon
  27%
TOTAL VOTES: 3594

Vote now
View previous Polls »