NW200: Rising star Malachi Mitchell-Thomas killed in crash

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed in a crash during the Supertwins race at the North West 200.

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed in a crash during the Supertwins race at the North West 200.

Racing at the North West 200 was cancelled late on Saturday afternoon due to a fatal accident inolving young prospect Malachi Mitchell-Thomas.

The incident happened in the Supertwins race on the approach to Black Hill on lap three.

A statement issued by the organisers said: “Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has died as a result of a crash on the third lap of the Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 today.

“The 20 year old from Chorley in Lancashire crashed his Burrows Engineering Kawasaki on the approach to Black Hill. “The race was immediately red flagged and Malachi was treated by medical staff from the MCUI Medical team but succumbed to his injuries at the scene. No other riders were involved in the incident.

“Racing was subsequently abandoned.

“The organisers of the event, the Coleraine and District Motor Club, would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to Malachi’s family and team.”