Mar­shal in­jured by er­rant FF1600 wheel at Kirk­istown

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A mar­shal was in­jured dur­ing last week­end’s Kirk­istown 500 MRCI meet­ing af­ter be­ing struck by a loose wheel dur­ing one of the For­mula Ford 1600 races.

The mar­shal suf­fered a bro­ken nose, con­cus­sion and fa­cial lac­er­a­tions af­ter he was struck by the front-right wheel as­sem­bly of Ian Mc­culla’s Rey­nard, which had bro­ken clear of the ve­hi­cle on the ap­proach to the Chi­cane.

The de­bris – which in­cluded the wheel, brake disc and suspension com­po­nents – flew into a nearby mar­shals’ hut where it hit the mar­shal. The mar­shal was then taken to the cir­cuit’s me­dial cen­tre, be­fore later be­ing moved to a nearby hos­pi­tal. He was dis­charged the same night.

Kirk­istown’s Richard Young added: “It was a freak ac­ci­dent, and we’re still go­ing through all the data. We’ll be taking a look at the de­bris fenc­ing too. The mar­shal hut is quite out the way and out of the line of fire, so it was un­usual.”

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