Statement - Finke Desert Race

Monday 14 June, 2021
Motorsport Australia is saddened to hear of today’s tragic news from the Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs.
NT Police have now confirmed a spectator has passed away following an incident which occurred approximately 35km from the finish line on Monday morning. Motorsport Australia extends its sympathies to the families, friends and all those impacted by today’s events.
Together with event organisers, Motorsport Australia will begin its own investigation into the incident and will of course assist all relevant authorities with their respective investigations.
Motorsport Australia is also providing ongoing support and assistance to all competitors, officials and those associated with the event, which includes providing counselling services.
As these investigations remain ongoing, we are unable to provide any further comment at this time.
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