A South Australian motorcycle rider has been killed in a crash during an historic road racing event at McNamara Park near Mount Gambier.
The 55-year-old rider from Lobethal died following a crash involving seven bikes during a South Australian Historic Road Racing Championship race on Saturday.
The rider was transported to Mount Gambier hospital where he later died.
Four competitors involved in the crash also received treatment for injuries.
Motorcycling Australia released a statement today which confirms a full investigation into the incident in conjunction with Motorcycling South Australia is underway.
“Motorcycling Australia (MA) together with Motorcycling South Australia (MSA) would like to advise of a critical incident that occurred on Saturday 2 January (2016) at the 2015 South Australian Historic Road Racing Championships,” read a statement from Motorcycling Australia.
“The incident occurred at McNamara Park Road Racing Circuit in Mount Gambier, South Australia, in which seven bikes were involved in a racing incident.
“Unfortunately, one rider involved in the incident passed away, and both MA and MSA together with the promoting club – Historic Motor Cycle Racing Register SA, are assisting with the ongoing investigations that are taking place.
“Both MA and MSA would like to pass on sincere condolences to the family of the deceased rider – who have requested privacy at this time.
“MSA has arranged to provide a counseling service for anyone who has been affected by the incident.”
This is the second fatal incident at the McNamara Park track following the death of a 54-year-old rider in November.