A 16-year-old boy has died in a dirt bike crash during a race in Brisbane.
The boy died after colliding with a fence at Mick Doohan Raceway in Banyo on Monday afternoon.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident has occurred during the Queensland dirt track titles, being held over the long weekend.
Inspector Laurie Shevlin said the incident will have been the “worst nightmare” for the boy’s parents.
He said police do not yet know how the accident occurred, with the coroner to investigate.
“One of the riders has had an accident during that race and he’s come off and unfortunately died,” Shevlin said.
“A very tragic incident and something that nobody would have foreseen.
“One family here is tonight dealing with terrible loss.
He said the boy’s parents were “not well”.
“From all accounts, the boy was a lovely young man and a promising dirt bike rider,” Shevlin said.
“To have his life cut short like this is unspeakable.”
Anyone with vision of the incident has been asked to contact police.
The Queensland police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
“We would just appeal to the public – and there were some spectators here at the event – if they have some vision of what transpired, that they contact PoliceLink,” Shevlin said.
“If there is vision out there, come to us first instead of sharing it.
“There are a lot of sensitivities around a grieving family and that being thrown on the Facebook in the first instance is probably not the best place for it be.
“Giving it to police so it can assist our investigation is where we’d like it to be.”