Each year we get to see some thrilling and exciting motorcycle racing events, which takes our breath away. However, sometimes this excitement comes at the cost of a life because unlike other sports, motorcycle racing is not that safe. Therefore, whenever a crash takes place a rider either end up sustaining career threatening injuries or lose his life. Just like the British motorcycle racer Craig Jones, who also lost his life during premium racing event of 2008, Brands Hatch World Supersport race. According to the reports, the unfortunate incident took place when Jones was making an effort to take the lead from his opponent, but suddenly he lost control of his bike and was badly hit by the rider coming from behind.
As a result of that crash, Jones sustained some serious injuries on his head and he was given immediate medical treatment on the track and at circuit medical centre. After that he was swiftly taken to the Royal London Hospital through aircraft. However, in spite of these efforts the young rider failed to survive and both Parkalgar Honda team, for whom Craig use to ride and his family had to bear a big loss. Sadly, it was Craig’s just second season in the Superbike World Championship and it took poor rider nearly 10 years to reach this level. It is because of this insecure structure of the bikes, riders are advised to use personal safety equipments at all times. Those, who still have no idea where to get personal safety gear, should visit the online store of RiderWear and many more.
Jones, who was born in Crewe, Cheshire and grew up in Northwich started his motorcycle racing career back in 1996 by winning the British Junior Mini-Moto Championship after which he won the 1997 British Senior Mini-Moto Championship. However, it took the young lad sometime to win his next title, as he won the British Junior Superstock Championship in 2002. This gave Jones an opportunity to move up to the British Supersport Championship, where he joined Triumph Motorcycles/Valmoto team. Unfortunately Jones did not get any big opportunity with his new team, but still he stick with them till the end of 2004 season. In fact, it was in his last season with the Triumph Motorcycles team, when Jones managed to achieve eighth spot in overall standings by helping his team seize their one and only victory in their final race.
The 2005 proved the best period in Jones motorcycle racing career, as riding for the Northpoint Honda team in British Supersport Championship, he not only managed to achieve seven podium finishes, but also remained the second best racer overall after Leon Camier. In 2006, Jones received a promotion and he went to race in the Superbike World Championship. But it was in 2007 when Jones got the real opportunity to take part in the Superbike World Championship as full-time support rider. Three podium finishes during the season allowed Jones to return to the Supersport in 2008, which alas proved his last ever season.