Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, up and coming motorcylce racer, has died as a result of a crash on the third lap of the Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. In a statement posted on the Northwest 200 website:
The 20 year old from Chorley in Lancashire crashed his Burrows Engineering Kawasaki on the approach to Black Hill. The race was immediately red flagged and Malachi was treated by medical staff from the MCUI Medical team but succumbed to his injuries at the scene. No other riders were involved in the incident. Racing was subsequently abandoned. The organisers of the event, the Coleraine and District Motor Club, would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Malachi's family and team.
e/o at @tycobmw would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Malachi Mitchell Thomas who sadly lost his life at today's NW200-- Tyco BMW (@TycoBMW) May 14, 2016
Such sad news to hear Malachi Mitchell Thomas lost his life while racing at NW200. Thoughts with his family and the Burrows racing team-- Stephen Watson (@winkerwatson1) May 14, 2016