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Luis Carreira Dies Ahead Of Macau Grand Prix (PICTURES)

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Luis Carreira, the Portuguese racing driver, has died in a crash during qualifying ahead of the Macau Grand Prix. He was 35.

Carreira succumbed to injuries sustained after he crashed while racing for the Bennimoto Raider-Cetelem team on Fisherman's Bend at the Guia circuit.

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Carreira's motorcycle burns after the crash

He was pronounced dead 20 minutes after he arrived at the local hospital.

A statement from the Macau Grand Prix committee said: "The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences."

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Carreira during the qualifying session of the Macau GP

No other riders were hurt when the tragedy occurred.

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