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    May 20, 2014

    S'porean dies in Sepang Circuit crash

    A SINGAPOREAN died after crashing into a pit wall at the Sepang Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia, on Sunday.

    Milton Poh, 41, succumbed to head injuries at Putrajaya Hospital after the accident at the start of the Superbikes race.

    According to a report in Malaysia's New Straits Times, the incident was the second death in three days at the Malaysian Super Series.

    Mr Poh and another rider, Leonardo Sacchetto, lost control of their machines and crashed as they were picking up speed at the start of the race.

    Mr Poh crashed into another rider, lost control and hit the pit wall at high speed.

    Mr Sacchetto received treatment for leg injuries at the same hospital.

    Mr Poh was an experienced racer in the Superbike series.

    Sepang International Circuit confirmed the death in a statement. It said that police were investigating the incident following a report by the organisers.

    A description on a YouTube page, which contained a video of the incident, said that Mr Poh was a Superbike racing veteran with nine years' experience.