Sean Edwards, the Porsche Supercup leader, dies in Australia image

The Porsche Supercup leader Sean Edwards has tragically lost his life in a car crash while he was a passenger in a Porsche 911 (996), during a private test.

Four days only after Maria de Villota has lost her life, a new death has affected the world of motorsport. Fans are suffering after British professional race car driver and the leader of the Porsche Supercup, Sean Edwards, has been killed in Australia, on the Queensland Raceway circuit. The 26-year old man was the passenger in a Porsche 911 (996) during a private test, which was driven by a 20-year old Australian.

The young driver has lost control of the wheel and hit the tire wall. After the severe impact, Edwards died on the spot and the car burst into flames. The Australian driver was pulled out of the car after approximately three hours and has suffered major wounds. His life is threatened too. According to the local media, the Queensland Raceway was rented by a private company, which was offering test drive sessions with a green Porsche 996. It remains unknown how Sean Edwards ended up in the event as a passenger. RIP!