[YesAuto Motorcycle] On June 30, 2019, the famous American Pikes Peak Mountain Climb was held as scheduled. Like previous races, the motorcycle group took the lead. This year, Ducati brought a “Street Fighter” prototype equipped with a V4 engine to prepare for the championship, but just as the driver Carlin Dunne was about to reach the end, a tragedy happened…
This is incredible news. Carlin Dunne and Ducati from California plan to set a new record for the highest motorcycle category in this year's Pikes Peak Mountain Climb. On the morning of June 30, 2019, U.S. time, Carlin Dunne drove a Ducati Streetfighter prototype equipped with a V4 engine and died in a crash less than a quarter mile from the finish line.
According to local media reports, Carlin Dunne drove a Ducati racing car at a high speed and caused a tragedy. The vehicle fragments have even crossed the finish line. A few hours after the accident, the Pikes Peak Mountain Climb official and Ducati announced that the Ducati Queen's driver Carlin Dunne (36 years old), who completed the Pikes Peak motorcycle race within 10 minutes in 2012, An accident occurred during the game and died…Everyone felt extremely sad.
Pikes Peak Mountain Climbing has a long history, and it has reached 97 competitions this year. The mountain track has a total length of nearly 20 kilometers, a total of 156 corners, and the end elevation has reached 4302 meters. Most of the road sections hardly have any protection measures, and the development of the event still maintains such a dangerous competition environment. I arrived at the scene last year to watch this great motor sport. To learn more about Pikes Peak, please click: “A Journey to Pikes Peak in the American Rockies”. (Zhu Xuran, Home of Wen Auto)