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Dominican motorcycle racer Indiana Muñoz dies

CHAMPION motorcycle racer Indiana Munoz has died after being run over by her own two-wheeler during a superbike race.

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The tragic accident occurred on Sunday during the first stage of Goias Superbike, which was held behind closed doors in Brazil due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 29-year-old had been competing in the 600cc category when the fatal incident occurred.

Local media report that Munoz was in second position when she lost control of her motorcycle on a bend called "Zero Curve" which caused her to fall to the ground, before then being run over by her own bike.

The Dominican received immediate medical attention at the track and was transported to a local hospital, but passed away shortly after the accident.

Brazil's Secretariat of Sports and Leisur issued a statement, saying that it: “Regrets the death of Indy Munoz, an experienced athlete in moto racing, as a result of an accident during the first stage of the Goias Superbikes.

“We reiterate that the race track has all of the documents updated and complies with all the safety rules set by organisations that manage motorcycle racing and all motor racing.

“The current management of SEEL is extremely vigilant on the quality of sporting arenas especially with regards to safety.”

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