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Racing driver dies after Thruxton crash

A racing driver has died in hospital two days after he was involved in a crash at a Hampshire track.

Jeffrey Leadley, 55, from Southwell in Nottinghamshire, was driving a Ferrari 430 GTC in the GT Cup Championship at Thruxton in Andover on Saturday.

He was involved in a crash with a blue and white BMW M3 E36 and sustained serious injuries. He died at Odstock Hospital in Salisbury earlier.

Police have asked for any photographs or film footage taken of the incident.

The driver of the BMW was not injured.

Marc Haynes, managing director of Bute Motorsport, said: "Jeff was a front running competitor in the GT Cup Championship and had been with the series from its first full year in 2008.

"Jeff was enormously well liked and highly regarded by all those who knew him and competed with him. Jeff will be sorely missed."



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