A former Tasmanian man was killed while watching the Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs.
The Canberra-based man, formerly of Northern Tasmania, was a spectator at the long weekend race when a vehicle left the track and crashed into him, and others on Monday morning.
Tragically, the 60-year-old died at the scene.
Another male spectator aged in his 50s was seriously injured and taken to the Alice Springs Hospital, while the navigator of the vehicle, a woman aged in her 50s, received minor injuries.
Northern Territory Police was continuing to investigate the crash.
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Releasing a statement, Motorsport Australia said it would also investigate the incident, while working with police.
"Motorsport Australia extends its sympathies to the families, friends and all those impacted by today's events," the statement read.
"Motorsport Australia is also providing ongoing support and assistance to all competitors, officials and those associated with the event, which includes providing counselling services."
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is held each year on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June, and is an off-road, two-day race involving bikes, cars, buggies, and quads.
The event was put on hold while investigations continued at the scene.
The victim's next of kin was notified, but his name was not publicly released.
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