British Rally driver Timothy Cathcart dies in Ulster Rally crash
||Friday, August 15th 2014, 20:12 GMT
British Rally Championship driver Timothy Cathcart has died following an accident on the Ulster Rally on Friday.
The 20-year-old crashed on the third stage, Fardross, while running in 12th position overall on his home event.
His co-driver Dai Roberts was injured and is currently being treated in hospital.
Cathcart was in his first season in the BRC's top class this year, having stepped up to a Citroen DS3 R3 from his previous Ford Fiesta R2.
He had a number of misfortunes in the early rallies, although he was classified sixth among the BRC competitors on the season-opening Pirelli Carlisle Rally.
BRC chief Mark Taylor said: "We are all in deep shock following this very sad news.
"Timothy was a very popular competitor and a budding young talent. He is a huge loss to the sport.
"The thoughts and condolences of the MSA British Rally Championship are with Timothy's family and friends.
"Our thoughts are also with his co-driver Dai Roberts. We all wish him a speedy recovery."
The remainder of the Ulster Rally has been cancelled following the accident.