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On This Day

Tuesday 11th January 2005

14 years ago

Two-time Dakar Rally motorcycle champion Fabrizio Meoni (47) was killed in a crash during the event. His official cause of death was cardiac arrest, according to his official website, although his injuries included cervical spine damage. Since the competitors did not want to continue racing the next day, the 12th stage of the rally was cancelled for all motorcycles in honour of Meoni. Juan Manuel Perez of Spain, another motorcyclist with the KTM Team, also died during the rally several days earlier. Meoni was the 11th motorcyclist to die in the history of the gruelling race and the 45th competitor overall.

Fabrizio Meoni

Fabrizio Meoni