Hillston's Toby Price has had his hopes of a third Dakar Rally title dashed after he crashed out on the races ninth stage in Saudi Arabia.
The 33-year-old was airlifted to a hospital in Tabuk in the country's north-west.
His Red Bull KTM team later confirmed he'd suffered a broken collarbone and would be withdrawing from the race.
The crash occurred about 155 kilometres into the 579km looped stage around the planned coastal city of Neom.
Price had started the day second overall in the bikes category, about a minute behind the leader Jose Ignacio Cornejo of Chile.
He'd been one of the leading riders through the last waypoint before crashing.
American Ricky Brabec and British rider Sam Sunderland both lost several minutes while stopping to assist Price, but later had their lost time restored by race organisers.
Brabec said Price appeared dazed when he found him.
He waited with the Australian for about 20 minutes until medics arrived.