Young Filipino motorcyclist dies from race injuries in Buri Ram, Thailand

A young Filipino motorcycle racer Amber Garcia Torres, 16, died on Thursday from injuries sustained in a crash at the Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram last Sunday in the Underbone 150cc event.

According to a statement released by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the young motorcyclist underwent four days of receiving emergency treatment in Buriram Hospital’s intensive care unit before being pronounced dead.

Past 5pm on December 5, 2019, after four days in a coma, Torres succumbed to his injuries.

The crash occurred during the third lap in Race 2 when Torres collided with another competitor at Turn 7, leaving him face down and unconscious on the track during the season finale of the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.

A quick response team rushed to the scene and took the badly injured Torres to the medical centre before he was transferred to the intensive care unit at Buriram Hospital.

“The FIM Asia President and its Board of Directors, Two Wheels Motor Racing, the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association of the Philippines and the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship family convey our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Amber,” read the statement.

Sources: Bangkok Post, Top Gear Philippines, Manila Standard