January 11, 2005
Fabrizio Meoni died during stage 11 of the Dakar Rally today. According to the A.S.O., Meoni crashed just after CP 1. When the doctors arrived 20 minutes later, Meoni's heart had stopped beating and attempts at resuscitation failed.
Fabrizio Meoni was 47-years old. For 18 years he participated in rallies on a KTM motorcycle. He won the Dakar Rally both 2001 and 2002. It was Fabrizios 13th time competing in the toughest desert rally in the world.
Our thoughts are with his family.
Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG