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Remembering the fallen

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Post by Sedre » 4 months ago

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Sadly, Dutch motorcyclist Edwin Straver died from injuries sustained in 2020 Dakar Rally.

Dutch motorcycle racer Edwin Straver died during the early hours of Friday morning, succumbing to injuries sustained in a fall in the Dakar Rally last week. The 48-year-old racer was seriously injured on January 16th, when he fell in the 11th and penultimate stage of the race, NOS reports.

Straver was resuscitated at the scene. It took emergency workers 10 minutes to get his heart beating again. He was rushed to a hospital in Riyadh, where examination showed that he had broken one of his upper neck vertebrae. He succumbed to his injuries earlier this morning.

This was Staver's third Dakar Rally. Last year he finished 30th in the general classification, and 49th the year before.

Straver is not the only life lost in the Dakar Rally this year. Portuguese motorcycle racer Paulo Gonçalves died on Sunday due to a cardiac arrest. ... akar-rally


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Post by PTRACER » 4 months ago

That's sad. RIP.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

RIP Edwin Straver

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Post by Sedre » 2 months ago

Motorcycle Hispania Rally was marred by death of one of participants, Alberto Martínez (42), today. Martínez suffered fatal accident during start of third stage which was cancelled following accident.

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Post by Andy » 2 months ago

Yesterday, 7-time TT winner and 4-time Formula 2 TT world champion Tony Rutter, father to Michael, passed away after some period of poor health and illness.

I've never seen Tony Rutter racing but I've really enjoyed Michael Rutter's tribute to his dad at the 2017 Manx Grand Prix in both the classic lightweight and the classic superbike.

Farewell, Tony Rutter.
Ride in peace.

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