According to London’s Telegraph, Welch was involved in a multi-car pile-up during the second Jack Brabham Memorial Trophy race at the Silverstone event on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Welch was driving car number 19, a 1960 Lotus 18, went directly to Silverstone’s on-site medical center, but died upon arrival.
Welch was an experienced driver, who also operated Denis Welch Motorsport, which specialized in British car performance parts.
In a statement, organisers said they would “be co-operating with the Police and the MSA, the UK official motor sport governing body, to conduct a full investigation.”
The statement added: “All those involved in the event offer sincere condolences to family and the friends of Denis Welch at this very sad time.”
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