Two rally competitors killed in Loco Two Stages accident

Two rally competitors have died after an accident during an event held near Basingstoke in the south of England

Two rally competitors killed in Loco Two Stages accident

It occurred on the afternoon of December 29 at the Bramley Camp in Hampshire, the venue for the Loco Two Stages Rally, which was running there for the first time.

Details regarding the crash are currently unclear and the names of the deceased are yet to be confirmed officially.

The event organiser, the Sutton and Cheam Motor Club, are yet to release a statement, but the body responsible for governing motorsport in the UK, the Motor Sports Association, has issued a statement.

"The Motor Sports Association (MSA) regrets that two competitors have lost their lives as the result of an accident on the Loco 2 Stages rally today (29 December 2017)," read the MSA statement.

"The Loco 2 Stages is a single-venue stage rally held at Bramley Camp in Hampshire.

"The competitors who have tragically died were the driver and co-driver of one car. Their next of kin have been informed.

"As with all serious incidents in or around UK motorsport, the MSA is now working with the event-organising club and the police to establish precisely what happened on this occasion.

"The MSA sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased crew.

"The MSA will be making no further statement at this time."

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