Fran Fletcher was tragically killed in an accident whilst racing at Brands Hatch on Saturday 7th October 2017. If you'd like to leave your thoughts of Fran and pass on your wishes to Fran's family, please click Read More 
RIP Fran Fletcher
"We were all so shocked and saddened when told that Fran Fletcher had been killed in the accident on Saturday afternoon whilst racing her Honda 350 K4. Fran also raced her Yamaha FZ600 in the CRMC Junior Production Championship and on Sunday when racing resumed, many fellow competitors had asked for a 1-minute silence before the Production Race that Fran would have raced.  
 
So, before the race all the Production machines rode slowly round the circuit behind a course car with the marshals, the doctors, the paramedics and the ambulance crews standing beside the track, flags lowered and clapping as a mark of respect. When the course car and bikes reached the point where Fran had crashed, they stopped and cut their engines. There was complete silence across the whole circuit as we all remembered Fran. After the minute's silence, all the riders and crowd clapped, showing their respect for Fran's memory. It was very moving and respectful of Fran's memory. 
 
After possibly the worst race weekend we have ever had, and hearing so many kind words about Fran and also how the club responded after the dreadful crash, I thought we should open this 'Book of Condolences' where people can leave their thoughts of Fran and prayers to pass on to Fran's family. I hope it might be some small comfort to them in this dreadfully sad time.  
 
Thank you, 
 
Mark George, CRMC Chairman" 
 
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On 15th October 2017 at 14:13, Julie bowers wrote:
I was at school with fran she spoke to everyone and was always laughing and joking i saw her around winterton sometimrs she acheived a lot in her life and was a lovely woman all my love and wishs are with dick and her girls at this very very sad time rip lovely woman xxxx
On 14th October 2017 at 22:31, Matthew cox wrote:
RIP Fran
Our condolences to family,friends and fellow racers from HTOC Region1 (Sussex )
On 14th October 2017 at 16:37, Martyn Jephcote wrote:
Dear Fran, Thank you for the fun, laughter and sunshine you brought to the paddock.
Thank you for the great races we have had especially this year. Goodbye my friend. Godspeed.
My love and thoughts to you and the family Richard.
On 14th October 2017 at 16:17, Carole Linsdell wrote:
Rest in peace Fran, you will be sadly missed in the Paddock.
Best Wishes from Carole and Steve Linsdell and the Boys.
On 14th October 2017 at 11:11, James ford wrote:
I feel honoured to have race along side fran she was a wonderful person and a great competitor her passion and commitment was inspiring although i hadn't known fran long when I came to ask her for help with a part for my fz for the TT she gave me the part and passed her knowledge with her great enthusiasm nothing was ever to much trouble for fran i will miss her and think of fran every time I see my fz
On 14th October 2017 at 00:34, julie wrote:
What a truly inspirational lady who worked tirelessly for the community of Winterton. Fran you will be very much missed especially with the Country and Western group. My thoughts go out to Dick, Laura, Megan and also Greg xx
On 13th October 2017 at 22:25, Jenny Westwood wrote:
Very sad to hear that Fran passed away at Brands Hatch. I only ever spoke to her a few times in the Race Paddock, mainly it was just a brief smile and a "Hello" but she always came across as very warm and friendly and encouraging. We shared the same grid at one meeting, at Snetterton in 2014, (needless to say she finished a fair way in front of me), and I kept an eye on her lap times and racing progress from then on. Her 'Rider of the Day' award at Cadwell this year was richly desreved, and her finish at the inaugural Classic Endurance Legends at Donington, with team mate Fay White, was a great achievement. It is only this week that I have heard of her great works for her local community in Winterton. I had no idea about that, but somehow it didn't surprise me. I wish I had got to know her better, but like many others I will always miss her cheerful presence in the Paddock. My heart goes out to her family and friends, colleagues, neighbours, fellow racers and all that knew her well.
On 13th October 2017 at 21:42, Pam Dudson wrote:
I was extremely sorry and sad to hear of Fran's sudden death. I spent quite a bit of time with Fran when I worked for Winterton Council - she was such good fun - could be mischevous - but she wanted to get things done and make a difference - and she did - so my heart goes out to her family
On 13th October 2017 at 19:59, Graham Rowbottom wrote:
To Richard and family. So sad to hear of your tragic news. I never met FRAN, although I saw at her at Cadwell a few times mixing it with the best of em. So sorry to hear of your untimely loss.
On 13th October 2017 at 15:37, John Eyre wrote:
A true inspiration to everyone Fran, from the racing world to Winterton you will be forever missed xx