Monday, August 10, 2015

Today in motorcycle history, August 10, 2006



  Off-road motorcycle racer and Australian legend, Andy Caldecott is born in Keith, South Australia.

  Andy Caldecott won the Australian Safari Rally four times consecutively (2000–2003) and was a competitor in the Dakar Rally in 2004 (DNF), 2005 (6th), and 2006.

  Tragically, during the 2006 Dakar Rally Andy Caldecott died from a neck injury sustained in a crash during the ninth stage, 155 miles into the 372 mile special stage from Nouakchott to Kiffa. His death would be the 23rd in the 28 years of the rally.

   The local speedway track was renamed in his honor.

  Today in motorcycle history proudly supports the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD).