Barbagallo Raceway fatality: Daniel Chadbund remembered

Daniel Chadbund.
Daniel Chadbund.

MOTORCYCLE racer Daniel Chadbund has been remembered as “an absolute top bloke” after he was killed in a crash during the State Road Racing Championships at Barbagallo Raceway on Saturday

Police released a statement yesterday saying the 28-year-old rider was competing about 3.05pm when he was thrown into a tyre wall after his bike hit an off-track sand patch.

“Emergency first aid was provided and the man was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by St John Ambulance,” Police media spokesman Sam Dinnison said.

“He was unable to be revived and declared deceased a short time later.”

Grieving friends and fellow racing competitors took to social media to pay tribute to the man nicknamed ‘Bunga’.

Facebook user Michael Kerrage had known Mr Chadbund since primary school.

“Bunga an absolute top bloke taken too soon,” he wrote.

“I remember starting primary school with you and kicking around Kinross together.”

The RAM Motosport Facebook page talked of the solemn mood that pervaded the race meet, which continued into Sunday.

“It was very difficult racing today, but did it for you (Daniel). A very sad weekend,” the post read.

Mr Chadbund had been touted as a strong prospect for the State Road Racing Championship series, which was celebrating its first round of the year when he was killed.

A webpage has been set up for donations to his family at