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Old 11-15-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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RIP Kurt Caselli

For those who have not heard, Kurt lost his life today doing what we all love! God Speed Brother
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Killed by an intentional booby trap. Terrible news. RIP Kurt.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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From Mexico new wire:(translated)

Ensenada, B.C. - The Californian rider Kurt Caselli died this afternoon during the 46th SCORE Baja 1000, this after suffering a head impact when was stalking the race leader, Colton Udal. Caselli, 30 years old, was part of the team with his fellow KTM, Elena Santos Junior, Kendall Norman and Mike Brown, participated in Class 22 motorcycle aboard 2x. Precisely the American had started on Thursday ahead within the competition, this after winning the first qualification of motorcycles in the history of SCORE International and Lows, in what is a story that fills in mourning the Off-Road or off-road . This year, Kurt debuted at Dakar Rally as a replacement Spanish Marc Coma after injuring the latter and managed to win several stages, ending at position 31 in general. Currently Caselli was second in the championship of the 22 and was a favorite to win the 1000 miles, after finishing second in the Baja 500 and San Felipe 250


A little earlier the booby trap was mentioned, now gone.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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I've seen those fuckin booby traps myself. Helped to knock one down in 2010. Whatever caused his wreck is irrelevant. He's gone. No sense in being angry. His friends and family need all the love and positive vibes we can muster in these sad hours.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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Well this is some truly sad news. RIP Kurt.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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I've seen those fuckin booby traps myself. Helped to knock one down in 2010. Whatever caused his wreck is irrelevant. He's gone. No sense in being angry. His friends and family need all the love and positive vibes we can muster in these sad hours.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #7
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Dying or getting injured while racing due to an "act of God", weather, mechanical, or other accident where there is no mal intent is one thing. It's part of the sport, and everyone understands that. Having someone get injured or killed due to a deliberate act is absolutely something to be angry about. I've never understood the acceptance of booby traps in baja.

RIP Mr. Caselli

Full respect for a life well lived.

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It's looking like there was no booby trap involved in Kurt's accident. I still hate booby traps and anyone that builds one. I wish there was a way to run Baja without them. Sadly, I don't think it's possible in Mexico to have that kind of control of the course.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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I've seen those fuckin booby traps myself. Helped to knock one down in 2010. Whatever caused his wreck is irrelevant. He's gone. No sense in being angry. His friends and family need all the love and positive vibes we can muster in these sad hours.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:53 PM   #9
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It's all over the web already with Scotty B. posting memorial pics, so I fear it doesn't get much more official. Or less true.

What a tragedy. Kurt was a bright new light on the international rally scene. Everybody loved to watch him race.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #10
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FMF posted to their facebook page. I don't know that counts as 'official'. Sure hurts to read it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:49 AM   #11
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Terrible news. RIP Kurt.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:21 AM   #12
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Off Road bike racing just lost its greatest, and he still had more on tap.

You'll be missed Kurt.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #13
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Just saw this news posted on PYNDON's FB page. Devistating news to hear about the loss of any rider doing what he or she loves.

Ride on Kurt in a better place.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #14
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Gutted for his family.
My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Rest In Peace Kurt
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:16 AM   #15
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Don't care if it's 205! Kurt RIP!

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