Motorcycle sidecar ace injured in death crash

A MOTORCYCLE sidecar racing ace is lucky to be alive today after a horrific crash that killed his rider.

Fans watching a race in Germany were horrified when they saw a bike ridden by top competitor Steve Norbury swerve and plough into a barrier, throwing sidecar passenger Rick Long, from Market Deeping, high into the air.

Rick, an Isle of Man veteran sidecar ace and one of the leading lights in the sport, is today in a German hospital with severe leg injuries and is said to be in a stable condition following an operation. It is understood that 45-year-old Rick suffered serious injuries to both legs and friends are very concerned that he will face a battle to recover.

 

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