A competitor has died while taking part in the Ulster Rally today (Friday August 15).
The competitor died while taking part at Special Stage 3 of the rally at Fardross.
He has been named as 20-year-old Timothy Cathcart from Enniskillen.
His co-driver, Dai Roberts from Carmarthen in Wales, was airlifted to hospital in Belfast following the crash. He is in a stable condition.
A statement from Ulster Rally read: “It is with great sadness that we must inform you that a fatal incident involving a competitor has occurred on Special Stage 3 of the Ulster Rally. No other parties were involved. We will post further updates when they become available.”
Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA, Tom Elliott has expressed his sincere condolences to the family of the driver killed during the one of the early stages of the Ulster Rally.
Mr Elliott said:
“The remainder of the Ulster Rally has now been cancelled due to the death of a competitor. This is a very sad situation for all concerned but in particular the family of the young man who has lost his life.
“The community in Fermanagh will be particularly shocked at this news. The young man is from a very well known and respected local family.
“Indeed I was looking forward to attending some of Ulster Rally stages tomorrow, just as I had done last year and on many other occasions.
“It is so sad that this young driver has died while doing something he enjoyed so much. I wish to add my deepest sympathies to his family and indeed the wider racing fraternity. We also think about the co-driver and hope that he can make a full recovery.”
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