• Aug 5, 2008
We're saddened to report the passing of 23 year-old motorcycle racer Craig Jones from Northwich, Cheshire. Jones was a seasoned rider, having been part of the World Superbike and Supersport scene for the past five years. His untimely death was the result of an accident during the FIM Supersport World Championship race at Brands Hatch which took place on Sunday, August 3. During the crash, Jones was unavoidably hit by the rider directly following him after high-siding his Team Parkalgar Honda CBR600. According to reports, Jones sustained serious head injuries in the crash, leading to his death on the morning of Monday August 4. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
[Source: World Superbike]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Watching the video really hit the spot, such a shame to see a person go like that. My condolences to his family and friends, it's always sad to see such young people go. RIP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      RIP from a motorcyclist.
      • 6 Years Ago
      RIP Jonesy

      This was certainly not entertainment for Craig. He had won three titles in his shortened career and was battling for the lead in this race with the world's best 600 cc racers. This was his passion and he was dedicated to it.

      Sencere condolences to his family and friends. I'm so sorry.

      And my thoughts are also with Andrew Pitt who was right behind Jonesy when this happened. He did as well as anyone could in his attempt to avoid Craig. This must be a horrific time for he and his family as well. I hope to see you in Donington.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was watching a motorcross race a week ago and saw one rider go down at the bottom of a hill. There was no way for anyone else to see that he crashed. He was literaly landed on by 5 or 6 bikes. Two of which landed right on his head, the others laned right on his torso. I didn't find out if he survived.

      Motorcylce racing is extremely dangerous, much more so than car racing. It is sad to see a rider go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Once you have ridden or even experienced motorcycling it's a bug you cannot get rid of, any kind of pro sport takes total commitment and in most cases a strong mental courage which Craig jones had in abundance RIP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hard to tell in the video what happened. either way, pretty sad. RIP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      my heart stopped when his body just tumbled. what an awful shame to lose someone so young.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that's sad to hear. At least he passed doing something he enjoyed (or loved). I'm sure he had more fun in his short life then I will ever have.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's so easy to die....

      A cyclist coming in one morning to our work place hit a deer (we have lot's of deer on our campus) going downhill....he feel and broke his neck...died instantly.

      All he was doing was coming into work on a bicycle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sad to see another loss in motorsports. Very sad and untimely. Chance is a puzzling thing indeed.

      RIP CJ





      • 6 Years Ago
      All for entertainment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It still amazes me that people can be so crass. Entertainment? For those who have actually ridden and know of the danger involved in racing, I hardly think Criag intended to entertain you with his untimely death. Use some sense when posting such derogatory comments...RIP...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I raced motorcycles, too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think FThorn lacks a class in his delivery but in his defense people do race for entertainment. When I say that I mean there own entertainment. I am into racing too, not bikes but cars and it is sort of a risk you take. The joy racing can bring outweighs the risks involved.

        But still, FThorn shouldn't drop a one liner like that with out elaborating a little.

        RIP Craig. :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not just for entertainment. I raced motorcycles for many years and some people have competitive natures and like the challenges associated with racing. He was very young and just getting started in his career at the professional level. Please have some class and not belittle something that you do not appear to understand. If you ask any person who has ridden for years either for lesiure, competition or working in the industry very few would give it up. Its a passion that goes beyond description and in a world increasingly devoid of freedoms to enjoy life its one of the few ways that you can get away for a little while from everyone and focus on the one thing, riding and enjoying the moment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To add to the horror, the off didn't even appear to be any worse than any other average high side which riders walk away from weekly. Videos can be found on the web for those who wish to see for themselves.

      They say that he was hit by the rider behind him, but I couldn't see it in the video nor did the rider behind him go down. Simply a sobering reality for all motorcyclist whether a track rider or a highway cruiser.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Reminds me of Dale Earnhardts crash, It didnt look any worse than any other crashes the legend walked away from, but obviously there was more to it than looks.

        This is a sad day that is for sure, I dont follow bike riding but My condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans
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