A YOUTH has been killed in a crash on a motocross track near Winchester.

The 16-year died at the course at Headbourne Worthy in a practice session at around 10.10am.

The police immediately launched an investigation into how the boy, from Farnham in Surrey, died.

The boy was with around 200 other riders booked in for a day’s racing organised by the Portsmouth Motocross Club.

Ashley Swaine, track manager, said today: “This is the first time anything like this has ever happened.
“Being the track builder it has taken its toll on me quite badly. There was no fault on the track but it is quite tragic. This is our first fatality and it hits hard.”

Mr Swaine said the company director Tony Child was liaising closely with the police.

The Central Hampshire Coroner has been informed and a post-mortem was due to be held.

The 40-acre track, next to the A34, is around ten years old and has been operated by Tonymoto, based in Eastleigh.