An official release from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race Director and Race Safety Team has been made public. In it, the organisation says that it has inspected the Ducati Streetfighter V4 machine that Carlin Dunne was riding when he suffered a fatal accident on Sunday and found that there were no signs of mechanical failure on the machine.

More details of the accident have also emerged. The statement goes on to say that after reviewing footage from the crash, it appears that Dunne was highsided from the motorcycle coming INTO the last turn on the hill-climb.

Previously it was believed that Dunne had crashed exiting the final turn during his run in the 97th Pikes Peak event.

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“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 organisation,” said Megan Leatham, Executive Director.

Tony Carter

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