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Thursday, February 09 2023
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Auto Racer KE Kumar dies in crash at Chennai Championship

Auto Racer KE Kumar dies in crash at Chennai Championship
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Chennai: K.E. Kumar, a noted and well-respected Auto Racer died on Sunday in hospital following a crash in the second round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship 2022 at the Madras International Circuit, here. He was 59.

The incident occurred when Kumar’s car came in contact with that of a competitor during the saloon cars race this morning. The car slid across the track and landed on the roof after slamming into a fence.

The race was immediately stopped (red flag). Within minutes, Kumar was extricated from the wreckage and transferred into an ambulance before being shifted to a nearby hospital after a preliminary examination at the track’s Medical Centre. Despite the best efforts of the hospital’s doctors, he succumbed to his injuries.

“It is a most unfortunate incident. Kumar was an experienced Auto Racer. I have known him for several decades as a friend and competitor. The MMSC and entire racing fraternity mourn his passing away and convey heartfelt condolences to his family,” said the Chairman of the Meet Vicky Chandhok, in a statement.

Chandhok added that the national governing body for the sport FMSCI and the organisers, MMSC, have launched an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, as a mark of respect to Kumar, who was a life member of MMSC, the remainder of the day’s schedule was cancelled.

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