RACING driver Sam Tordoff has pulled out of an event after the death of his newborn son.

Mr Tordoff, from Aireborough, was due to have competed in the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill in Fife this weekend.

But in a statement on social media this morning he revealed he would not participate in the BTCC race meeting.

He said: "My wife Georgina and I are heartbroken to say that our beautiful baby boy, Arlo George, passed away peacefully on Saturday.

"After arriving safely on Monday, 2nd September, it transpired that his kidneys were not formed properly. Sadly no cure or treatment could save him.

"We are devastated, but truly grateful for the precious days that we got to spend with our perfect baby boy.

"We ask that our privacy be respected at this painful time."

Mr Torfdoff is the grandson of former rally driver and JCT600 car dealer Jack Tordoff.