A driver has died during a British Land Speed Record attempt at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire.
Police confirmed they had been called to the scene at roughly 4:30pm following a collision at the site.
The deceased’s family have been informed.
In a statement governing body Motorsport UK said it was “deeply saddened to announce that a fatal accident occurred this afternoon at Elvington Airfield during a British Land Speed Record attempt”.
The organisation added it had begun a full investigation alongside the event organiser and the local police.
“Further information will be provided once the initial findings of the investigation are available.
“Our thoughts are with the driver’s family, who have been informed, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community present.”