Motorcycle racing is by nature a dangerous sport. We had an AHRMA dirt tracker die in a race recently. Last year we had a roadracer die. Two years ago a local young MXer died in a practice sessiom in West Va. We all know the risk and choose to participate or not based on our risk assessment anf faith in our ability to manage that risk(or not). As long as the organizers of the event are doing the best they can to mitigate the risk,the race should go on. DAKAR is the single biggest offroad event in the world .it is the motorized offroaders equivalent of the Tour de France. This tragedy should not cause folk to consider dropping it.