Motorcyclist killed at Australian Motocross Titles  
Herald Sun
Aaron Langmaid
May 2, 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST is dead after a horror accident at a racing event north of Melbourne this morning.

Family and friends of the 33-year-old Queenslander watch in horror as the veteran motocross rider became airborne and landed incorrectly during a practice lap at a national motocross meeting at Broadford.

Frantic efforts by paramedics could not revive the victim who died at the scene just after 9.30am.

It is the second motocross-related death in Victoria this year.

"He has come off his bike, we are not sure exactly how at this stage,'' Rural Ambulance spokesman John Mullen said.

"The young man suffered extensive head injuries and paramedics attempted to revive him for more than an hour.''

It is understood the man and his family had travelled from Queensland to take part in the Australian Motocross Titles held today.

The event has now been cancelled.

Shocked competitors took part in a ride of honour around the track shortly after the man's death.

In January, a 21-year-old Mill Park man died after attempting a double jump at a specially designed track at Broadmeadows Motorcycle Park.