Racer dead in training crash

  • A promising racer in Britain Sean Edwards died in a crash during training. 

    The 28-year old Porsche Supercup Championship leader was giving racing lessons to a local; he was sitting in the passenger seat when the vehicle crashed into a wall and caught fire. 

    The 20-year old driver who was behind the wheel was taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

    Edwards was a part of the recent movie "Rush" and his father is an ex-Formula One driver Guy Edwards, who helped save Niki Lauda's life by pulling him from his burning car in 1976. 

    "Sean was a hugely promising young racer who came through the junior formulas in Britain before making a career in international sports car racing," the British Motor Sports Association said. 

    He was also referred to as being "one of the most popular and successful" by the Head of Motorsport at Porche. 

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