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Tribute Paid To Former Marine Mark Fincham Who Died In Motorbike Crash

The team manager of superbike racer Mark Fincham says "he inspired others and that will be the lasting legacy that he leaves".

The team manager of superbike racer Mark Fincham says "he inspired others and that will be the lasting legacy that he leaves".

The ex-Royal Marine, who had part of his leg amputated in 2007, was killed in a motorcycle crash while he was competing at the British Superbike Championship on Sunday.

Mr Fincham, 37-years-old, had been riding for 'True Heroes Racing' - a team of ex-service personnel who had suffered severe injuries.

Speaking to Forces News, his team manager Phil Spencer, paid tribute to his friend:

"The outpouring of support on social media speaks volumes to the man that he was. An ex-Royal Marine who unfortunately lost a leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago but that didn't stop him living life to the full ... He may have been an ex-Royal Marine but he was still a Royal Marine at heart. 

Organisers of the event at Thruxton Circuit, near Andover, said Mr Fincham died after a two-bike collision during the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

The other rider was unhurt.

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