Carlin Dunne Biography – Carlin Dunne Wiki
Carlin Dunne was a four-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb winner. Having been crowned the motorcycle winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, Dunne had achieved legendary status at the Pikes Peak race. He set the course record in 2012, though that was eventually broken in 2017 by Chris Fillmore.
The race is run on a 12.42-mile public toll-road and is comprised of 156 turns as competitors climb 4,720 feet, from the 9,390 feet start line to the 14,115 feet finish line at the mountain’s summit.
In an interview with Cycle World in July 2018, Dunne revealed he took a break from professional racing between 2014 and 2017 to focus on his love of film — working on the “Dust to Glory 2” movie — before being invited back to race at Pikes Peak by Ducati.
Carlin Dunne Age
He was 36.
Carlin Dunne Family
Dunne’s father, was a South African road racer and former Isle of Man competitor.
Carlin Dunne Death – Carlin Dunne Accident
Carlin Dunne was killed in a crash at the iconic Colorado race on Sunday. He crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype bike less than a quarter of a mile from the finish line. He was defending his title at the 97th edition of the race.
Carlin Dunne’s death was confirmed in a joint statement by the event organisers and Ducati North America. The statement read: “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.”
Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock added: “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.”
Carlin Dunne Net Worth
Carlin Dunne’s net worth was estimated to be about $1 million.
Carlin Dunne Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall.