The Finke Desert Race have released the statement below in relation to Mondays tragic incident.
“The Finke Desert Race mourns the loss of a spectator yesterday after a tragic incident on the track.
Together with all event parties, Motorsport Australia and Finke Desert Race are undertaking an investigation into the incident and will assist and cooperate with all relevant authorities with their respective investigations.
Motorsport Australia and the Finke Desert Race Committee is also providing ongoing support and assistance to all competitors, officials and those associated with the event.
The Northern Territory Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cause of the incident and calling for any spectators who may have witnessed the incident or have dash cam or video footage – to contact police immediately on 131 444.
Comment from Finke Desert Race Committee President Antony Yoffa.
“We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and all those who have been impacted by this incident.
“We appreciate the efforts of all officials and volunteers across the weekend and commend the patience and understanding of competitors and spectators during this particularly difficult time.
“On behalf of the Finke Desert Race committee, I’d also like to acknowledge the work of emergency services and first responders across the weekend.”
As investigations remain ongoing, the Committee will not be making any further comment.”