Rally racer Carles Falcon killed on Dakar stage 2

It was Carles Falcon’s second entry into the Dakar Rally, but a crash 280 miles into the stage has tragically ended his life

Dakar Rally racing through the desert

Tragic news from the Dakar Rally, as the Spanish entrant Carles Falcon is confirmed to have been killed on stage 2 of the famous off-road race.

Dakar Race Director is reported to have told the media that Mr Falcon was found after the crash and medical teams were able to resuscitate him before he was airlifted to the hospital. Sadly the efforts were in vain, and Mr Falcon succumbed to his injuries.

A statement from the Mr Falcon’s team, the TwinTrail Racing Team, reads:

“This Monday, January 15, Carles has left us … The medical team has confirmed that the neurological damage caused by the cardiorespiratory arrest at the time of the accident was irreversible.

“Carles was a joyful person, always active and passionate about everything he did, especially motorcycles. He has left us doing something that was a dream, race the Dakar. He was enjoying himself, he was happy on a bike. We should remember him for his smile and the joy he brought to others.

“Computer engineer. Motorcycle instructor and tour guide by passion. So many people have learned at his side. He taught with patience, energy and happiness, he made everyone enjoy motorcycles. This is what he has left us with and we will always keep with us, all of us who have been close to him, family, friends, colleagues and supporters.”

Everyone at Visordown sends their condolences to Carles’ friends, family and teammates.

NB: bike pictured at top not the rider involved

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