We mourn the tragic death of Carlin and he will remain in our hearts forever...

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Joint Statement Issued by PPIHC and Ducati North America
June 30, 2019 | PPIHC | Competitor, Spectator
The collective hearts of the Colorado Springs community and the Board of Directors of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, along with Ducati North America, share the grief and pain of Carlin Dunne’s family, friends and fans over his untimely death.
Throughout the 97 years that this unique race has been conducted on America’s Mountain, we have experienced the ultimate joy in victory, the disappointment of failure and now, the unexpected heartbreak of the loss of a competitor, whose love of the race brought him to Pikes Peak. 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 will be remembered as a warm hearted mentor with a competitive spirit. He was a gentle and thoughtful man who touched everyone who met him. We will always remember his contagious smile and genuine love for sport.
“There are no words to describe our shock and sadness. Carlin was part of our family and one of the most genuine and kind men we have ever known. His spirit for this event and love of motorcycling will be remembered forever as his passing leaves a hole in our hearts,” said Jason Chinnock, CEO Ducati North America.
With our deepest condolences,
The Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Ducati North America


Joint Statement Issued by PPIHC and Ducati North America - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
 

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A sad day indeed for the Pikes peak and bike racing community.
I did not know Carlin, but a good friend of mine was one of his customers when he had the Ducati shop in Santa Barbara and talked very highly of him. Said he was always accommodating, even after the shop or event they were at had closed. Always willing to talk to you and was a down to earth friendly person.

Rest in Peace my fellow Bike Brother.
 

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The Gazette says that throughout the morning, riders had trouble with a small hump in the road near the summit. Multiple witnesses said they believed Dunne hit the bump at a high speed, which caused his front wheel to spin out.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a 12.42-mile race to the summit of Pikes Peak. Dunne, 36, had won the legendary race four times and was defending his title when he was killed Sunday morning.

The newspaper says this is the seventh death associated with the Hill Climb.
 
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