A MAN died while racing in the Autumn Classic at Castle Combe circuit on Saturday.

The racer, who died of a suspected heart attack, was 61-year-old Marc Swaffer, Autosport have reported.

Early on in the 45-minute race, Mr Swaffer's Austin A40 veered off the track into the infield of the circuit.

The car came apparently came to a stop without hitting anything, and no other racers were involved.

Marshals and medical crews were quickly in attendance and the race was quickly called off.

Mr Swaffer, from near Reading, had raced with the Historic Racing Drivers' Club for around five seasons.

He added the Austin A40 to his programme for the 2018 season after having the car built and prepared by Jenson Shawyer Motorsport.

As well as racing in cars, the businessman enjoyed racing motorcycles, especially classic bikes.