Porsche Supercup Leader Sean Edwards Dies in Track Crash
The 26-year-old, London-born driver was a passenger in a Porsche race car which crashed into a track wall and caught fire during a private testing session. He was instructing a 20-year-old driver who is in intensive care after sustaining life-threatening injuries.
"The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is shocked and saddened by the loss of British racing driver Sean Edwards, who died in an accident on Tuesday in Australia. Sean was a hugely promising young racer who came through the junior formulas in Britain, before making a career in international sports car racing.
He is leading the 2013 Porsche Supercup championship and had won both the Nurburgring and Dubai 24 Hours this year. The MSA extends its deepest sympathies to Sean's family, friends and fans at this difficult time,” the Motor Sports Association (MSA) said.
Sean Edwards is the son of former F1 driver Guy Edwards, who pulled Niki Lauda out of his burning Ferrari at Nurburgring in 1976. Sean played his father in the recently-released “Rush” movie.
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