WSBK – Craig Jones passed away last night … –


Craig Jones left us last night…

WSBK - Craig Jones passed away last night ... -

Victim of a terrible fall yesterday during the Supersport race at Brands Hatch, Craig Jones unfortunately did not survive his injuries … One of the best hopes of English speed therefore leaves us at the age of 23 years.

"Honda Parkalgar rider Craig Jones died at 12:32 am on Monday August 4th, after suffering a fall during the ninth round of the Supersport World Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent", announced this morning the official website of the team…

As he fought valiantly for victory, Craig Jones’ CBR600RR – not to be confused with the official Buell driver – did indeed suddenly slip from behind in the last curve of the circuit, the very fast Clark. Andrew Pitt, then housed in his aspi, could do absolutely nothing to avoid Jones…

Seriously injured in the head, the 23-year-old pilot was taken care of by the doctors present on site. Reanimated – "four times in a row", tragically specifies the official website of the Clinica Mobile – but plunged into a deep coma, the young Briton was then transferred by helicopter to the Royal London Hospital,"where he died from his injuries, surrounded by his family", reports the Parkalgar team.

Second in the English Supersport Championship in 2005, Craig Jones arrived in 2006 in the SBK World Cup. After a quiet year with Team Foggy Petronas, he found his place last year in the Supersport Championship..

In a particularly flamboyant style (read for example), the Englishman was widely noticed in 2007 at the controls of his black and white Honda: three podiums, a pole and a 5th place in the championship … This year he was among favorites.

This season, the n ° 18 driver still lacked consistency to claim the title, which did not prevent him from hosting several races and obtaining three new podiums. Yesterday, facing his friend Johnny Rea, Craig Jones was chasing his first world victory in front of his home crowd. He will finally get 2nd place but will no longer run … Rest In Peace, Mister Jones…

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