PPIHC Set Up Family Support Fund After Pikes Peak Tragedy
Carlin Dunne Riding Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype at Pikes Peak in Colorado
On the verge of setting a new record
A tragic accident happened at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Carlin Dunne, a rider in the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype from the Spider Grips Ducati team, killed in an accident at the last corner just before the finish line on a final race.
Dunne is a top rider holding a track record of winning the Pikes Peaks for 4 times in his professional career, and he was expected to be the top contender in the competition by winning the pole position in the qualifying round. It was a tragic accident that happened just a very edge in setting up a new record followed by the overwhelming speed in the first 3 sectors.
He was a professional.
Dunne started racing from the age of 9 under his father, a former Isle of Man TT racer who runs a motorcycle repair shop and experienced all kinds of motorsports from on-road to off-road and kart race. He’s a professional who has won titles in almost every race he’s competed in.
Other than Pikes Peak, Dunne was also active in desert races such as “Score Baja 500” and “Score Baja 1000” and also in Speed Races in Bonneville. He was also a pioneer in the bicycle freeride mountain bike and was also known as a television and movie stunt rider.
Dunne was a rider who made use of the size of his body riding dynamically, which attracted many fans both on and off-road.
PPIHC Set Up Family Support Fund
The publication of the race official organizers emphasizing on Dunne’s sincere and warm personality, they also expressed deep condolence for the sudden death of Dunne who loved Pikes Peak.
Also, in the wake of the accident, Ducati North America and Pikes Peak International (PPIHC) opened GoFundMe online fund-raising accounts to support Dunne’s mother.
Carlin has been a four-time champion at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In 2011, the first year of the race, he won the Rookie of the Year, and in the following year, he broke the 10-minute barrier for the first time as a two-wheeled division and set up a course record for five years.
After that, he participated as a volunteer in the two race seasons as a member of the Ducati Sudara Alpina team, and also contributed to running the race by providing guidance for the first-time newcomer riders through a smart program.
He was loved, respected, and praised by all those who had been close to him in his life. Watch the real image of Carlin, who was a man and athlete, in a video taken on Saturday.
■Final Day – Carlin Dunne at Pikes Peak
All proceeds raised through the GoFundMe account will go directly to Carlin’s mother. The PPIHC Board of Directors has donated $932 to honor Carlin’s incredible time of 9:32 minutes, that he would have achieved if he crossed the finish line.
This would have been a new motorcycle course record, beating the current record by 12 seconds. The campaign sets the final target amount of $10,932.
>>GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign Created to Support Carlin Dunne
Carlin Dunne, a 36-year-old rider who have lived and rode through with his beloved motorcycle.
It will always be remembered with the title of “King of Mountain”. From the bottom of my heart, I want to pray for the peace of his soul.