Tributes paid to race death motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty

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Daniel Hegarty lost his life during a crash at the Macau Grand Prix, leaving many fans of the sport shattered.

A rider killed on Saturday in a crash at Fisherman's Bend was named as Englishman Dan Hegarty, 31, competing for Honda satellite team Topgun Racing. He was flung into barriers, losing his helmet and sustaining fatal injuries.

The race was immediately red-flagged and never restarted as Hegarty, 31, was treated.

"It is with great regret that we have to announce that the British rider succumbed to his injuries en route to the Conde S. Januario Hospital", the statement said.

Northern Ireland's Glenn Irwin was announced the victor after the race was stopped, although there were no anthems or champagne on the podium.

The Nottingham rider was taking part in his second Macau Grand Prix after finishing 16th a year ago.

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According to the BBC, organisers awarded the race to Irwin, although there were no anthems or champagne on the podium.

Hegarty was taking part in his second Macau Grand Prix after finishing 16th previous year.

"The win is all irrelevant now and I wouldn't have won the race had it gone the distance".

Macau, a resort city in southern China, has been hosting the street race for cars and motorbikes since 1954.

Mr Hegarty made his debut at the Chinese road race in 2016, finishing in 16th place.

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