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Two killed in World Superbike race

AP

Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race, leaving the racing community overwhelmed with sadness and raising questions about what happened on the track.

The deaths occurred Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey County sheriff’s spokesman Cmdr. John Thornburg said.

The sheriff’s office is not investigating the crash at the MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race, which appeared to be an accident, he said.