A motorcyclist is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after a serious crash while racing on Saturday.
Shaun Harris was thrown from his motorcycle on a hairpin at the Levels Raceway in Timaru.
Another rider, Andrew Stroud, said Mr Harris had a serious head injury and last night was still in an induced coma. Doctors were are still working out the extent of the injury.
Mr Harris had another major crash in 2007 during a road race in the Isle of Man.