In terrible news, Pro Stock Motorcycle racer George Vella lost his life in a workplace accident over the weekend in North Queensland.
George, a long time drag bike racer, had just returned to the 400 Thunder Pro Stock Motorcycle scene competing at both East Coast Thunder and last week's New Year's Thunder event at Willowbank Raceway.
The accident also tragically claimed the life of George's brother Frank.
Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies go to the Vella family and friends.
R.I.P. George & Frank Vella.