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Post by Andy » 11 months ago

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During Qualifying to the 1000km Easter classic at Hockenheim yesterday morning, Danish rider Julie Mortensen of 6Speed Racing crashed on the run towards Parabolica and was stretchered off to hospital.
She has succumbed to the injuries sustained yesterday evening.

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RIP.

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Post by hollie3sa » 11 months ago

Italian Rally Dakar participant Fausto Vignola (37) died in consequence of a training accident.

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Post by Andy » 11 months ago

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Italian Rally Dakar participant Fausto Vignola (37) died in consequence of a training accident.

http://www.speedweek.com/dakarmoto/news ... t-tot.html
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Post by theracer120 » 11 months ago

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorspor ... auger-dies

Ivan Mauger, perhaps the most successful motorcycle speedway rider of all time, has died.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 11 months ago

Very sad news indeed. Also that he was suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia, a horrible way to fade away.

Many thanks to Ivan Mauger for what he did for Speedway over the years. He was in many ways the Fangio, Clark etc of Speedway. The name everyone knew, certainly back in the day, whether they followed the sport or not.

A massive loss to the sport, and a man who will be remembered by many with respect for years to come.

RIP Ivan Mauger. Thoughts and condolences to his wife, family and many friends.

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RIP Ivan, ride free
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 11 months ago

It is very touching to see the respect and tributes that are being published across the motor sport press in relation to Ivan Mauger. His funeral on the Gold Coast where he moved to in 1987 is going to be well attended by many competitors and officials from around the globe.

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A who’s who of world speedway will travel to Queensland’s Gold Coast next Friday, April 27, for the funeral of Ivan Mauger, who is regarded by many as the sport’s greatest ever rider.

Competitors, officials and fans from Europe, England, USA and New Zealand have already been confirmed for Mauger’s funeral.

Mauger won solo world titles in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979 in one of the greatest eras of the sport. He was also runner up in 1971, 1973 and 1974 and third in 1967.

Mauger, who was 78, was also three-time long-track world champion, two-time pairs champion and four-time World Team Cup winner.

He was New Zealand Sportsman of the Year in 1977 and 1979 and inducted into the country’s sports hall of fame in 1990.

The Christchurch-born rider retired to the Gold Coast in 1987 and continued his involvement in the sport as a promoter and mentor to young riders, before he developed cognitive aphasia (dementia) which eventually claimed his life.

Three-time world Speedway champion and Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame member Jason Crump paid tribute to the legendary Kiwi rider who he described as “Mr Speedway”.

“No one has ever had the impact on Speedway like Ivan Mauger,” Crump told Speedcafe.com.

“I never had the honour of racing against him like my dad (Phil), but he was the benchmark for all the riders of my era and certainly those of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

“It is an old cliche, but he was way ahead of him time. Before Ivan came along riders were turning up in black leathers with their bikes on the back of trailers.

“He took enormous pride in the way his bikes, his team and he was personally presented.

“He was ‘Mr Speedway’, and is still regarded as such by many of the sport’s current riders.”

Crump, who wrote the foreword to Mauger’s 2010 autobiography – The Will To Win, which was written with Australian sports journalist Martin Rogers, recalled Mauger’s ‘sharpness’ which was sapped away by his illness.

“It was a very sad process and tough on the family, as it is for all families that have a member with dementia,” said Crump.

“One of his remarkable traits was his sharpness. He was as sharp as a razorblade.

“In the end it was difficult to go and visit him because the spark wasn’t there.

“He was actually a terrific practical joker and had a very, very dry sense of humor, which sadly a lot of people never got to see.”

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Post by Andy » 11 months ago

Last weekend during the Thundersport UK meeting at Oulton Park, Shropshire rider Dwight Bond came off at Lodge Corner. He was immediatly attended by the circuits ambulance and lifted off to hospital.
Dwight succumbed to the injuries sustained later.

source: http://www.ukclubsport.com/dwight-bond-has-died/

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RIP Dwight Bond. :rip:

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Post by Andy » 10 months ago

Sidecar passenger Aidan Browne succumbed to injuries sustained in a rta this weekend.
Heartfelt sympathies as well as sincerest condolences go out to his wife, family and friends.
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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

Reporting the passing of local rider Dan Kneen after sustaining serious injuries in an incident at Churchtown tonight.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 9 months ago

Very sad news,

RIP Dan Kneen :rip:

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Post by hollie3sa » 9 months ago

Andy wrote:
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Last weekend during the Thundersport UK meeting at Oulton Park, Shropshire rider Dwight Bond came off at Lodge Corner. He was immediatly attended by the circuits ambulance and lifted off to hospital.
Dwight succumbed to the injuries sustained later.

source: http://www.ukclubsport.com/dwight-bond-has-died/

Rest in peace, Dwight
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I just watched the official summary in which they say:
"The first race of the day was unfortunately cancelled due to operational restraints" - which, for me, is a really shitty explanation for what had happened.

RIP Dwight Bond..

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Post by Andy » 9 months ago

During this mornings Supersport race Scottish Newcomer Adam Lyon got killed in an incident near the 28th milestone. Sympathies to his next of kin.

https://www.iomtt.com/news/2018/06/04/s ... events-ltd

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