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R.I.P. Fabrizio Meoni

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I never realized how dangerous this race (and this type of racing) is. The day before this Jose-Manuel Perez died from injuries he sustained in a crash during stage 7. Another great, Richard Sainct, died from crash injuries during the Pharaoh Rally in Egypt just four months earlier. In the Dakar’s 27 year history 22 riders have died.

I'm not getting some perverse thrill out of these stats or trying to defame the sport. I respect rally racing and the Dakar in particular for being one of the most unique and challenging races of all types of motor sports. However, do you have to step back and ask what’s wrong where a competitor dies nearly every year of the event?
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I’ve never heard of Fabrizio Meoni, and I have just the most vague idea of where he died. And, Some people might think that it's a shame, dying in such a remote and desolate land while competing in such an obscure race. So, while my heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved him, part of me is amazed at his luck. Because, he passed from this world while doing what he loved.
Sometimes it's hard to believe the Isle of Man was once on the GP circut. I watched it last year, and I think it was the first time I closed my eyes watching TV since I was a Kid.

As for the Irish being there, ya couldn't a calculated the freckles with a computer. And, everyone of 'em looked like they were having fun.

No matter what, living always ends up with being dead, so you might as well enjoy it.
Motocycle racing is only relatively dangerous

Motorcycle racing isn't dangerous. Mountain Climbing, now, THAT'S DANGEROUS!

Between the two sports, if you look at the numbers, it isn't even close.

Thing is, everybody knows Mountain Climbers are all Bat-$hit Loony! And, besides, who the Hells gonna climb up there and tell 'em to come down? Not Me!

Gotta hand it to the Bostrom Bros. Road Racing probably feels like a day-off for those two.
What the sposors decide, is of no consequence.

Leonardo we remember; his patron are nothing but obscure footnotes.
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