Tragedy struck the SuperBike community after Matheus Barbosa died when he lost control of his bike during a race in Brazil.
The tragic incident occurred at the SuperBike Brazil event in Sao Paulo when Barbosa came around a left turn and collided with barriers at the edge of the racetrack.
He was pronounced dead at the scene despite medical help arriving in less than 60 seconds.
The fatal accident saw the race suspended with 10 laps remaining.
“The nearest medical team reached Matheus in less than 60 seconds but despite all their efforts he succumbed to his critical injuries,” a SuperBike Brazil spokesperson said.
“The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
“Out of respect to Matheus, and above all his family, the remaining day’s activities were immediately cancelled.”
“The competition was being held with all the necessary security conditions established by the appropriate authorities,” it said in an added statement.
“The organisation’s priority at this time is to fully support Matheus’ family.”
Only last year rider Danilo Berto died after he was thrown from his SuperBike during a warm-up session at the Interlagos circuit. It was the fourth death in three years involving SuperBikes at the Brazilian track with Barbosa the latest tragedy.