Fatality in Motocross Nationals at Broadford
Motocross rider Andrew McFarlane has been killed in an accident at the third round of the MX Nationals in Victoria.
Queenslander MacFarlane, 33, suffered head injuries in his practice lap incident at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford, Victoria.
Officials cancelled the round after the accident.
Motorcycling Australia (MA) confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
“McFarlane received immediate treatment from medical staff at the track,” the statement said.
“MA and Victoria Police are now both investigating the incident.
“MA, Williams Event Management, and JDR Motorsport would like to express their sincerest condolences to the entire McFarlane family.”
McFarlane is a Brisbane, Queensland, resident. He finished second in the 2005 MX2 World Championship and has represented Australia seven times in the Motocross Desnation event.
He was competing with the JDR Motorex KTM team.