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Old 09-07-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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RIP Kemal Merkit

I still can't get my head around this...

Kemal was fatally injured on the 3rd day of the TransAnatolia Rally, while stopped with another Italian at an intersection to check the roadbook,
An 18yr old Dutch competitor rammed them from behind because of the dust... Unfortunately the Dutch rider (i don't know who he his yet) also passed away...

Turkish news article

Google translation:

Eaton Eskişehirsporlu Bahtiyaroğlu'nun footballer's death was 3 days, a Turkish sport has lost more than the name. "Desert Tiger" Kemal Merkit motorcycle racer dubbed the 52-year-old this year, was killed in a traffic accident in 3rd Rally of the Transanatolia. Factor in the accident, Kemal Merkit'e not get rid of the Dutch athletes.

Meke morning, shortly after the start of stage direction to find a Turkish biker Kemal Merkit an Italian motorcyclist, stopped to investigate aspects. In the meantime, as-yet-unidentified 18-year-old Dutch athlete coming from behind hit the Kemal Merkit'e. Merkit with the Dutch athletes were killed at the scene. Italian motorcyclist escaped with minor injuries in the incident light.


At the start of the Rally, not 3 days ago...

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