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Carlin Dunne crash: ‘no signs of a mechanical failure’

An investigation into the crash that killed Carlin Dunne at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb has deemed that mechanical failure on his Ducati Streetfight V4 was not a factor

THE Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s Race Director and Race Safety Team have completed an investigation regarding the racing accident with Carlin Dunne that occurred on June 30, 2019 during the 97th Running of the Race to the Clouds.

The prototype Ducati Streetfighter V4 motorcycle was inspected and there were no signs of a mechanical failure.

After reviewing footage from the incident, it appears that the rider high-sided coming into the last turn before the Finish Line.

Megan Leatham, Executive Director at PPIHC said:

“We mourn the tragic death of Carlin and he will remain in our hearts forever as part of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb family. Carlin was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. We not only lost one of the greatest ever to compete on Pikes Peak, but more importantly an irreplaceable friend to this organization,” said Megan Leatham, Executive Director.

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