Phillip Yau Wing-Choi, a touring car driver competing in the Macau Grand Prix, died on Friday after his Chevrolet Cruze race car collided with a barrier and caught fire. Track workers cut open the vehicle to pull the Hong Kong native from the wreckage before transporting him to a local hospital, where he was declared dead 27 minutes after arrival.

The incident marked the second fatal crash at the circuit in just two days, notes Sports Illustrated. Portuguese motorcycle rider Louis Filipe de Sousa Carreira died during qualifying for his event on Thursday.

Despite the tragedies, organizers are defending the course's safety, saying the track has been as it is now for the past 60 years. The Macau GP includes Formula 3, World Touring Car Championship, motorcycle and other events, and holds the honor of being the world's only street circuit to host both motorcycles and cars. The Macau government will reportedly cover all costs related to the deaths.


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      S40Powered
      • 2 Years Ago
      Such a tragedy. RIP.
      Sandy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummmm why is there is apic of bikes if his CAR caught fire?
        grant06
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sandy
        You might want to try reading the articles BEFORE commenting.
        Michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sandy
        NO lol there was someone killed on a bike the story was concerning 2 deaths one car and one motorcycle, I can't understand why a Chinesse dude was driving a chevy?
      Ambrose
      • 2 Years Ago
      FYI autoblog, the investigation suggest the roll cage is NOT properly installed, thus the fatal result.
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't get it. That wasn't a super hard hit, but just a side swipe with a smooth wall. No HANS in these? Rally drivers walk out of cars that get thrown off mountain sides.
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @xspeedy
        The car crash looked pretty tame compared to other violent crashes where the drivers usually walk away. The driver had to be very unlucky in this situation to be killed. Maybe his neck snapped at a bad angle when he hit that wall. This reminds me of the Dale Earnhart accident in some way because the crash didn't look that violent.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      " the track has been as it is now for the past 60 years" Too bad race cars have become quite a bit faster in the past 60 years.
        Michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Most of American highways are 60 years and older and they were built and designed for speeds of 75 miles per hour not the standard 55 m.p.h. now it is not the car that causes accidents it is the driver and with technology now it is more dangerous I have a video of a woman texting with one hand , putting lip stick on with other and using her knee to steer all while driving 40 m.p.h. in the hammer lane and was nice enough to stop putting lip stick on and flip me the finger when I beeped at her. GO FIGURE
      • 2 Years Ago
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      fentex5
      • 2 Years Ago
      Defying death in this manner is not sport. It's stupidity.