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Ducati to auction Panigale V4 in honour of late Carlin Dunne 

All proceeds to a #5 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 will go towards supporting Carlin Dunne's family

A VARIANT of the limited-edition Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 is to go under the hammer in honour of the late Carlin Dunne, who died competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last month.

Dunne was tragically killed in an accident during the latter stages of the famed ‘Race to the Clouds’ hillclimb on 30 June 2019, with his passing a causing huge shock across the industry.

An experienced veteran of Pikes Peak and its winding mountain course, Dunne had been hired to showcase the all-new Ducati V4 Streetfighter prototype on the event, which goes on sale later this year. 

An investigation by Ducati revealed the bike – which is dubbed a Ducati V4 Panigale without the fairings – confirmed there was no mechanical fault, with witnesses stating a troublesome bump clode to the finish line caught Dunne out.

Over the weekend Ducati revealed it would honour the memory of the 36-year-old by auctioning a special version of its new Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 machine, which will wear his #5 number-plate.

All proceeds will go towards a fundraising effort aimed at providing Carlin's mother with support.

It isn’t the only fundraising effort Ducati is getting behind with a Ducati V4 S wearing the decals of the Ducati Desmosedici Nicky Hayden raced in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship  season also set to go under the metaphorical hammer as a tribute to the late American.

Announced in April, the one-of-a-kind machine is set to be put up for auction on eBay by the Nicky Hayden Foundation next month from a starting bid of $69,000.

Hayden, who raced with Ducati in MotoGP between 2009 and 2013, died in a road traffic accident in 2017.

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