Simon Mitchell, who was in his 50s, died as he took snaps of the race at Foxhill track near Swindon Tragedy struck on Sunday around 3pm when a rider came off his bike during a jump.
The bike then smashed through a barrier made of hay bales and hit Simon.
The snapper’s heartbroken family have since paid tribute to him and told of their devastation.
Sister Nikki Dancey said: “My family and I are deeply saddened to share the dreadful news that our brother, son and uncle tragically lost his life yesterday in a freak accident at the Foxhill motocross event in Swindon, despite the best efforts of paramedics and air ambulance doctors.
Following the incident at the historic Foxhill Motocross Circuit on Sunday 14th May 2023, the Organisers, Langrish MX Club, are saddened to announce the death of Simon Mitchell, a gentleman well known within the motocross community.
A second person who was also injured in the incident, an official at the event, was released from hospital on the evening of the 14.05.23 with bruising.
The thoughts and condolences of everyone concerned are with Simon’s family and friends at this time.