Denis Welch ist am Sonntag den 27. Juli 2014 nach einem Rennunfall verstorben

Denis Welch ist am Sonntag den 27. Juli 2014 nach einem Rennunfall verstorben

Denis Welch bei Silverstone Classic nach Rennunfall in verstorben

Gerade erfahren wir vom Tod von Denis Welch, die Austin Healey Gemeinde verliert einen großen Enthusiasten.

Unser Mitgefühl gilt seinen Angehörigen und Mitarbeitern

Hanns Schuster

Press release of silverstone classic:

It is with great regret that the organisers of the Silverstone Classic have to report that, following an accident in a race for HGPCA pre-66 Grand Prix Cars today, Sunday 27th July, the driver of car number 19, Denis Welch, succumbed to his injuries later in the circuit’s Medical Centre.

The event organisers, the race organisation, and the circuit’s medical and emergency services, will all now be co-operating with the Police and the MSA, the UK official motor sport governing body, to conduct a full investigation.

All those involved in the event offer sincere condolences to family and the friends of Denis Welch at this very sad time.

 National Concours Secretary Austin-Healey Club UK
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10:58AM BST 28 Jul 2014  --  By Alex Robbins; The Telegraph

A veteran racing driver has died in a collision at the Silverstone Classic race meeting, during a weekend of motorsport that had already seen a major crash in a separate event at the Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Denis Welch, an experienced driver who also ran a business specialising in classic car spare parts, was involved in a multi-car pile-up during the second Jack Brabham Memorial Trophy race at the Silverstone event on Sunday.

Welch, who was driving car number 19, a 1960 Lotus 18, was taken from the crash site directly to the circuit’s medical centre, but died from his injuries once he had arrived.

The circumstances of the accident are as yet unclear, but in a statement, organisers said they would “be co-operating with the Police and the MSA, the UK official motor sport governing body, to conduct a full investigation.”

The statement went on to add: “All those involved in the event offer sincere condolences to family and the friends of Denis Welch at this very sad time.”

 

Birmingham Mail


A Staffordshire driver has been killed in an accident at a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack.

Denis Welch was driving in a race for pre-1966 Grand Prix cars when the incident happened on Sunday.

The race was stopped and Mr Welch was taken to the circuit’s medical centre, where he was reported to have died from his injuries.

Mr Welch ran Staffordshire-based Denis Welch Motorsport, which supplied parts for classic cars.

The firm is based in Yoxall, near Lichfield.

A statement issued by the organisers on the Silverstone Classic website said: “It is with great regret that the organisers of the Silverstone Classic have to report that, following an accident in a race for HGPCA pre-66 Grand Prix Cars today, Sunday 27th July, the driver of car number 19, Denis Welch, succumbed to his injuries later in the circuit’s medical centre.

“The event organisers, the race organisation, and the circuit’s medical and emergency services, will all now be co-operating with the Police and the MSA (Motor Sports Association), the UK official motor sport governing body, to conduct a full investigation.

“All those involved in the event offer sincere condolences to family and the friends of Denis Welch at this very sad time.”

The Motor Sports Association said Mr Welch’s 1960 Lotus 18 clipped another car and rolled over at low speed during the event, organised by the Historic Sports Car Club.

The MSA added: “The relevant authorities have been informed and a full investigation will be carried out into the incident.

“As with any serious incident in or around UK motor sport, the MSA, the organising club and the circuit operators are now working closely with the police and other agencies to establish precisely what happened.

“The Motor Sports Association, the Historic Sports Car Club and Silverstone extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Welch, a well-known and respected competitor and car preparer.”

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