Hans Trunkenpolz is credited with KTM's success at the Dakar Rally

Hans Trunkenpolz is credited with KTM's success at the Dakar Rally

 

Son of KTM founder dies

By Chris Newbigging -

General news

 02 September 2009 09:33

Hans Trunkenpolz, the son of the KTM’s founder (also called Hans Trunkenpolz), has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack while competing in a half-marathon.

He is credited with taking KTM to eight successive victories in the Dakar rally, and was also responsible for discovering motocross champion Heinz Kinigadner.

He died on Sunday August 30 in Altotting, Bavaria.