British motorcycle racer Daniel Hegarty dies after crash at Macau Grand PrixBritish motorcycle racer Daniel Hegarty dies after crash at Macau Grand PrixOur networkSubscribeLog InOpenMenuThe Sydney Morning HeraldSubscribe-The Sydney Morning HeraldcloseSearch SiteSectionsNetworkSydneyNSWFederal electionPoliticsShow subsectionsFederalNSWVictoriaQueenslandACTWestern AustraliaBusinessShow subsectionsThe economyMarketsCompaniesBanking & financeSmall businessConsumer affairsWorkplaceWorldShow subsectionsNorth AmericaEuropeAsiaMiddle EastOceaniaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaAfricaNationalShow subsectionsVictoriaQueenslandACTWestern AustraliaOpinionSportHide subsectionsNRLRugby unionAFLSoccerCricketRacingMotorsportNetballCyclingTennisBasketballGolfNFLAthleticsSwimmingBoxingSailingEntertainmentShow subsectionsMoviesTV & radioMusicCelebrityBooksComedyDanceMusicalsOperaTheatreArt & designLifestyleShow subsectionsLife & relationshipsHealth & wellnessGenderFashionBeautyHoroscopesMoneyShow subsectionsSuper & retirementInvestingBankingBorrowingSavingTaxPlanning & budgetingInsuranceEducationHealthcareEnvironmentShow subsectionsConservationClimate changeSustainabilityWeatherTechnologyShow subsectionsVideo gamesHome techPhonesGadgetsToday's PaperFor subscribersLettersEditorialColumn 8ObituariesGood WeekendExplainersQuizzesWeatherThe Sydney Morning HeraldAdvertisementSportMotorsportBritish motorcycle racer Daniel Hegarty dies after crash at Macau Grand PrixUpdatedNovember 18, 2017 — 11.44pmfirst published at 11.43pmNormal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeMacau British motorcycle racer Daniel Hegarty has died following an accident at the Macau Grand Prix.The 31-year-old Topgun Racing Honda rider crashed at the Fisherman's Bend on the sixth lap of the race of the tight street course and died of his injuries en route to hospital.Tragedy: Daniel Hegarty died after crashing at the Fisherman's Bend of the Macau circuit.The race was red-flagged and not restarted given the immediate severity of the incident.Details of the cause of the crash have not yet been given.Advertisement"The Macau Grand Prix Committee extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel," the race Twitter account posted.Hegarty had raced motorcycles throughout a 17-year professional career including dangerous street races such as the classic in Macau.Portuguese superbike racer Luis Carreira died in a qualifying accident at the same venue five years ago and in 2005 Bruno Bonhuil died in Macau after crashing his Suzuki.The Macau Grand Prix has been run since 1954 with motorbikes first competing in 1967.Northern Irish racer Glenn Irwin was credited with the win, having led when the race was abandoned. The podium presentation was held without anthems or champagne.The BBC quoted Irwin as saying it "was not a celebration"."It was just three people standing on boxes," Irwin said. "There will never be a podium for this race."DPAMost Viewed in SportLoadingAdvertisementThe Sydney Morning HeraldToday's PaperCopyright © 2019FeedbackSubscribe. Listed are fatalities of riders in the World Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship races since its foundation in 1949. In total, one-hundred-and-three riders have died from incidents that occurred at a Grand Prix motorcycle racing event, with Ben Drinkwater being the first in 1949.. F ormer MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35..