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NCK
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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The organisation of the Dakar received the news this morning of the death of South Africa’s Elmer Symons, bike rider n°107.

Today at 9:16, the race headquarters received an Iritrack alert coming from km 142 of the 4th stage from Er Rachidia to Ouarzazate.
On the site of the crash by helicopter 8 minutes later, the race direction could only record the death, confirmed 10 minutes later by the medical helicopter.

Head of a company specialised in the exportation of metal parts from the United States to South Africa, 29-year-old Elmer Symons was taking part in his first Dakar as a competitor. He had lived two others in an assistance crew. He was 18th overall.

The rally organisation is waiting for the return of Kingsley Symons who takes care of the assistance of his brother to witness their support and sadness.


R.I.P. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

OMG another one that dies at the Dakar... Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

R.I.P.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't know what happened to him ( crash or hit&run by truck or something ) but It's certain that the Dakar is getting more dangerous every year....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

yeah i watched a TV series about Ewan and Charley Boorman and theyre riding around most of the time scared out of their wits lol

shame to lose yet another rider in the race Crying or Very sad a race where a finisher is regarded as a winner, crazy stuff

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Not that wierd Rez, they pass a lot of time that sand's and stuff... its a challenge to the rider and to the bike, every year 40\50% quit's before finishing... off course its a victory you came from europe until senegal and finish its a great sensation Razz but i prefer the sensation to win a MotoGP Race Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

R.I.P. too sad it happened so early, this means that there are still some days left, and things happen... Crying or Very sad Sad

Let's hope it doesn't happen anymore thing bad, though Pray
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