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 Saturday, 21 December, 2002, 13:10 GMT
Motorsport mourns Hoy
Will Hoy competing at Brands Hatch in 1998
Hoy was British Touring Car champion in 1991
Former British Touring Car champion Will Hoy has died of a brain tumour at the age of 50.

Hoy won the title in 1991 after beginning his racing career at the relatively late age of 30.

The father-of-three contested more than 150 BTCC rounds between 1989 and 1999, winning nine races in total.

A statement on Hoy's website read: "At 7.30pm on Thursday 19 December 2002, Will lost his fight against a malignant brain tumour.

"He passed away with no pain and in the presence of his wife at the London hospital where he had been for most of the past three months since diagnosis.

"Also with him were some other family and close friends.

"Will's brain tumour was inoperable, but that did not stop his fight.

"Using every ounce of the determination he had shown throughout a great racing career, Will lasted longer than many thought he would."

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