MADRID, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Motorcyclist Enric Sauri, who was riding with the Motos Gaspar team, died on Saturday while participating in the Cataluna 24 Hours race which was being held at the Montmelo race circuit just outside of Barcelona, race organizers confirmed.
The 33-year-old Sauri died when his motorbike went off the circuit on the first corner and he collided with the crash barriers.
"The rider went off the track... suffering multiple critical injuries and his situation of instability obliged him to be driven to the General Hospital in Granollers (a nearby town)," explained race organizers in a communique.
"The Barcelona-Catalonia circuit profoundly laments the loss of Enric Sauri and we transmit out deep regrets to his family, friends and team," continues the communique.
The Spanish media report Sauri had competed in the Catalonia 25 Hours race on several occasions and was an experienced rider.