At 9.33am today there was an incident involving moto competitor 19, Ivan Erceg, on Stage 1, 50km east of Minilya Roadhouse near Carnarvon in Western Australia.
Despite the immediate intervention of emergency services, he died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Australasian Safari Event Director Justin Hunt said: “We extend our sincerest sympathies to Ivan’s family, team members and friends at this time. Ivan was one of life’s huge characters and was loved by the entire Safari family.
“He was a true competitor who loved his motorbikes and the mateship of competition. He will be sorely missed.”
A full investigation of the circumstances surrounding Ivan’s death has already commenced and organisers are providing full cooperation.
The remainder of today’s Leg of the Australasian Safari was cancelled but the event will resume tomorrow.
Please visit www.australasiansafari.com.au if you require further event background information.