A GoFundMe page has been set up in aid of Carlin Dunne’s mother in the aftermath of his tragic death at the 2019 Pikes Peak international Hill Climb.
The proceeds raised will help Carlin’s mother, Romie, with expenses and to honour his legacy with a celebration of Carlin’s life in Santa Barbara in August 2019.
The total has already exceeded $50,000, to donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/carlin-dunne-932.
Carlin Dunne killed in fall at Pikes Peak
First published - 01/07/19
Motorcycle racer Carlin Dunne has been killed racing at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Four-time winner Dunne was the favourite to win after he set the fastest qualifying time on a prototype Ducati V4 Streetfighter and was on the way to victory, having set record times in the lower three sectors, before his tragic accident close to the finish.
Dunne’s record at Pikes Peak was legendary and he was the first person to achieve a sub-10 minute time on the mountain in 2012, doing it aboard a modified Multistrada. This achievement, alongside his other three wins, course records in numerous classes and a 100% victory rate for all that he entered, lead him to be known as ‘King of the Mountain’. It was his victories that led to Ducati creating the Pikes Peak special edition Multistrada. Outside of motorcycle racing, Dunne owned and ran a Ducati dealership in Santa Barbera with his father, himself a former Isle of Man TT racer.
After the accident the Board of Directors for the Pikes Peak said: "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."
Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America joined the tribute by saying: "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."
MCN would like to join the wider motorcycle community in offering our deepest sympathies to Dunne’s family at friends at this incredibly difficult time.