Racing community mourns Christophe Hissette

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 by
Christophe Hissette celebrates a win in this season's GulfSport Radical Cup

Christophe Hissette celebrates a win in this season's GulfSport Radical Cup

The racing community remains in shock following the death of Christophe Hissette during the Judgement Day race meeting at on Friday.

The 29-year-old was killed when his AUH Motorsport car left the track and caught fire during qualifying for the GulfSport Radical Cup. The Dubai-based Belgian was tipped to take the overall championship title at the event, which was the final round of the season.

After being extracted from the car, Hissette was airlifted to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. It is the first time a track event in the UAE has resulted in a fatality. Dubai Police, racing authorities and the AUH Motorsport team are all understood to be investigating the cause of the accident.

Hissette was tipped for the title in the GulfSport Radical Cup series

Hissette was tipped for the title in the GulfSport Radical Cup series

Already a champion in the European Radical Masters series during 2009, Hissette was looking forward to the 2010 season where he hoped to recreate last year’s success alongside teammate Bassam Kronfli. He was also a seasoned karter, with many titles to his name. Earlier in April he had won the Battery 24 Hours Endurance Challenge kart race at the Dubai Autodrome, together with the Batelco team.

All of us at AutoMiddleEast.com offer our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and team.

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