GODSPEED! SAD DAY IN MOTORCYCLE RACING
Danish motocross star Kasper Lynggaard was killed in a practice crash at the Dortmund Supercross. Lynggaard was one of Denmark’s best racer and had represented them at the Motocross des Nations. Full details of the cause of death will have to wait for the official report.
Eric Palante in Argentina.
Belgian motorcycle rider Eric Palante died competing in the the Dakar Rally. This was the 11th Dakar Rally for the 50 year old. Organizers said they went out looking for the Palante after he failed to finish the fifth stage and discovered his body. Organizers said they received no alert from Palante.
Additionally, two people following the Dakar Rally, journalist Agustin Mina and Daniel Ambrosio, on Thursday when their chase vehicle overturned in rough terrain in northern Argentina.