Racer dies at Pikes Peak on a Ducati Streetfighter V4

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/2019/06/30/carlin-dunne-racer-dies-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb/1614894001/

I hadn't watched any full videos of pikes peak until I heard about this. There was a lot of hype about the streetfighter v4, so I was following it, then I see news that he crashed and passed away :-(

That is a BUMPY last turn and finish line. Here's a video from another bike, FF to 11:23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i49U2kPszSA

Why does the top of the mountain look like a construction zone

Last footage of the rider :-(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNVoj8VRVMY
 

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These guys that race on roads with no runoff are another breed. At the track people crash all the time, and go off course even more often. I haven't crashed but i've gone off course 4-5 times. I just couldn't imagine pushing the limit with zero safety net. At least with a car you have a cage around you, and if things get loose you can drop your speed rather quickly and countersteer to try and stay on the course. Not the case on a bike, once things go south, in an instant you're already sliding across pavement with no way to control your trajectory
 

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Vary sad to see. At least he passed doing what he loved. Godspeed.
 

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I remember going up Pike's Peak in a family sedan and being slightly unsettled at how close the drop off was. Yikes!
 

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I remember going up Pike's Peak in a family sedan and being slightly unsettled at how close the drop off was. Yikes!
I drove up to the top of Mt Evans last August. Not much I'm afraid of but that was scary as shit.
 

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Why no parachute
 

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