Rac­ing tragedy at speed cir­cuit

Trib­utes af­ter mum dies in ac­ci­dent

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TRIB­UTES have been paid to a mo­tor­cy­clist who died af­ter falling from her bike on a race track.

Laura Davies, 39, who has three chil­dren, is said to have suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries in the af­ter­noon crash at Pem­brey Cir­cuit in Car­marthen­shire on Sun­day.

But, de­spite be­ing treated at the scene and be­ing air­lifted to hos­pi­tal, Ms Davies later died at the Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal of Wales in Cardiff.

Pem­brey Cir­cuit near Llanelli is­sued a state­ment fol­low­ing Ms Davies’s death.

It said: “Pem­brey Cir­cuit wishes to ex­pend its deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of Laura Davies, who crashed dur­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle track day at Pem­brey on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

“Laura was air­lifted to Cardiff Hos­pi­tal but suc­cumbed to her in­juries ear­lier to­day. Our thoughts are with her fam­ily at this ter­ri­ble time.”

Phil Be­van Track­days, which or­gan­ised the race event, also paid tribute to the Yamaha R1 rider.

A state­ment said it was with an “ex­tremely heavy heart” that it had learnt of Ms Davies’s death.

It added: “At 4.39pm, in the fi­nal in­ter­me­di­ate ses­sion of the day, she fell from her R1 at Brook­lands Hair­pin, and suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries.

“She was im­me­di­ately at­tended to by the Pem­brey Med­i­cal Team and the Wales Air Am­bu­lance sum­moned.

“She was then flown to the Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal of Wales in Cardiff at ap­prox. 5.45pm.

“No other rider was in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

“We, as the Phil Be­van Track­days team, wish to pass on our sin­cere con­do­lences to both the im­me­di­ate fam­ily and friends at such a tragic time.

“We would also like to thank the med­i­cal team at Pem­brey Cir­cuit and Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal of Wales.”

No Lim­its Track­days also ex­tended its heart­felt con­do­lences.

Its tribute said, in ref­er­ence to her be­ing air­lifted to hos­pi­tal: “In a twist of fate Laura, who was an avid rider, was also well known as an ac­tive sup­porter of that ex­act lo­cal air am­bu­lance.”

A Just­Giv­ing fundrais­ing page was set up af­ter Ms Davies’s fall, and has so far raised more than £8,000.

The ap­peal said Laura, who is be­lieved to have lived in Pem­brokeshire, had re­cently raised a lot of money for the air am­bu­lance in her area.

It de­scribed her as a “loved per­son.”

In fur­ther trib­utes to Ms Davies, Shaun Wynne said: “Very sorry this has hap­pened. I know it must be a dif­fi­cult time for the staff at Pem­brey. My thoughts are with Laura and her fam­ily and you all at Pem­brey at this dif­fi­cult time.”

Bekki Docker said: “RIP Laura. Me and my fam­ily were at the track day on Sun­day as my part­ner was rid­ing in the same group as you.

“Me and my daugh­ter were amazed by you. Deep­est sym­pa­thies and love goes to your fam­ily. From what I’ve heard you were an amaz­ing woman. Fly high sweet lady.”

Sarah Davies added her con­do­lences on Face­book. She said: “Such sad news. My heart breaks for her fam­ily.

“My hus­band and I were at the track on Sun­day. Laura has been on my mind since. Our deep­est sym­pa­thies are sent to her fam­ily and friends.”

A spokesman for DyfedPowys Po­lice said they were not in­volved in deal­ing with the in­ci­dent.

Find out more on­line at... waleson­line.co.uk/ llanelli

Pic­ture: Phil Be­van Track­days

Mo­tor­cy­clist Laura Davies died af­ter falling from her bike on a race track.

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