MOSCOW – Shocking footage has emerged of an incident in which a motocross fan was killed during a race in Russia on Sunday.

The motocross competition in Krasnodar Region in the south of Russia was marred by tragedy when the man, seen in the video in a white shirt, appeared to attempt to run across the track just before the bikes came hurtling towards him.

The man entered the track just behind the earth ramp where the riders take off, and the race leader collided with him at full speed as he was airborne.

The competition was abandoned following the accident and emergency services were called to the scene. However, the victim, 46, had already died of his injuries as several bikes reportedly also struck him.