We have just received the news that talented South African SuperGP rider Anthony Shelley was killed in an accident while on his way to work this morning.

According to an ER24 spokesperson Shelley was killed after his motorcycle collided with a bakkie on Old Pretoria Road in Petit, east of Johannesburg. Paramedics assessed him and found that he had sustained a number of serious injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing more could be done for Shelley and he was declared dead on scene.

The occupants of the bakkie were not injured. The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.