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MSV Statement: Stephen Jewell

Monday, September 30 2013

It is with great regret that MSV confirms the passing of Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) competitor Stephen Jewell, following an accident at Snetterton yesterday (Sunday 29 September).

Stephen was driving a 1924 Bugatti T35B during the practice session for the Seaman Memorial Trophies race meeting when the vehicle left the track and impacted with the crash barriers. The 63 year old was treated by the circuit's medical services team and was transferred to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by road ambulance, but tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The relevant authorities have been informed and a full investigation will be carried out into the incident. The MSA, the organising club (VSCC) and circuit operators (MSV) are working with the police and other agencies to establish precisely what happened on this occasion.

Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of Snetterton circuit operator MSV, commented: "I was extremely sad to learn that Stephen Jewell had died following this tragic accident and extend my deepest sympathies to his family. I understand that no failure of the car was involved and that the Snetterton emergency response and medical team did everything they could to help save Stephen."

Mike Stripe, Chief Executive of the VSCC said: "Stephen was an experienced competitor in many disciplines and well known within the motorsport community. The club offers its sincere condolences to all of Stephen's family and friends following this tragic incident."