A tragedy sheered on the FIM Supersport World Championship! Twenty three years old Craig Jones passed away in the Royal London Hospital after suffering an accident during the Sunday race at Brands Hatch. It lost control and fell of his Team Parkalgar CBR600 Honda at Clark Curve and was unfortunately hit by another racer who came from behind.
After the red flag was raised as Craig laid unconscious on the track the medical staff intervened and then flown Craig by the Kent Air Ambulance to the Royal London Hospital. There, the racer was submitted to extensive treatment, but ceded to his head injuries Monday morning.
Paolo Flammini, CEO of FGSport, declared:
"We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Craig Jones following the injuries he received in his accident during the Supersport race. Despite his young age, Craig had been part of the World Superbike and Supersport scene for the past five years and he will be deeply missed by everyone in the paddock. He was having a great season with the Parkalgar Team and his race at Brands Hatch was another demonstration of his great talent. We at FGSport would like to convey our thoughts and sincerest condolences to his family and friends".