Luis Carriera has died after crashing during qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix

Last Updated: 18/12/12 5:03pm

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Luis Carreira riding for Repsol Honda at Macau in 2006 - picture courtesy of Patching/Sutton

Luis Carreira riding for Repsol Honda at Macau in 2006 - picture courtesy of Patching/Sutton

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Organisers of the Macau Grand Prix have confirmed that Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Felipe de Sousa Carreira has died.

The 35-year-old succumbed to injuries sustained after he crashed during first qualifying on Friday afternoon.

The session was red flagged as medical teams attended to Carreira at the site of the accident and he was evacuated by ambulance to a local hospital.

However, doctors were unable to resuscitate the Bennimoto Raider-Cetelem rider and he was pronounced dead 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

Organisers abandoned the qualifying session and have not yet made a decision as to whether the 59th edition of the annual race will go ahead at the Guia street circuit.

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