Last year’s Finke Desert Race Bikes champion Daymon Stokie has died in a motocross crash in Alice Springs over the weekend.
Stokie was competing in the Deep Well Enduro in Alice Springs when the accident occurred on Saturday afternoon.
The 28-year-old was attended to by paramedics but died at the scene.
“It appears the rider was racing in the enduro race when he came off his bike,” Alice Springs St John Ambulance spokesman Craig Garraway told the NT News.
“He suffered traumatic injuries and was treated at the scene by the volunteer paramedics.
“The St John Ambulance critical response unit attended the scene but the 28-year-old was declared deceased after he had gone into cardiac arrest.”
Stokie last year became the first Alice Springs rider to win the Finke Desert Race, which runs between the Alice and Finke, since 2006.
He also took a team victory in the 2016 Baja 1000 in Mexico.
Speedcafe.com extends its condolences to Stokie’s loved ones.