RIP Kemal Merkit

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Brodovitch, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. EwliyaCelebi

    EwliyaCelebi Adventurer

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    He has many stories about riding, that you can't hear rarely
    We'll miss him so much...
    Have a wonderful journey to infinity.


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  2. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    The English version of the Hurryet article gives a different account.

    No matter, may they both rest in peace

    Hurryet English version
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  3. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Wouter Vaarkamp is the dutch rider it seems... He did the Tuareg this year on the bike, his parents doing the race in their toyota pick up...

    The family went to Turkey this fall. Wouter riding again on his KTM and his parents in the race.

    RIP Wouter..
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  4. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  5. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    RIP Wouter ... such a shame

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  6. disodbediente

    disodbediente Adventurer

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    What is the truth?
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  7. memomemo

    memomemo Been here awhile

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    Besides being a superathlete,he was the most positive person I've ever met. And he proved us how a good rider he was with dying by another pilot's throttle,but not his own.


    R.I.P.




    Mehmet
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  8. Gian

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    Nooo... I can't believe it :cry

    Godspeed both Kemal and Wouter...
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  9. Wolfgang55

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    A waste at both ends
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  10. Aybars

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    Accident happened about 08:30 near Karapinar / Konya / Turkey and it was on news agents about 10:45.

    Kemal Merkit & Mirco Miotto was riding slowly (guessed that they were helping each other for navigation)

    Wouter Vaarkamp was riding on his pace and in dust cloud, hit them with all speed; no chance for braking...
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  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    So sad, What an amazing person. I always enjoyed tracking his Dakar progress, sadly that will never be again. RIP....
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  12. JayBo1

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    I can't believe it:cry. I met Kemal at the Desert Challenge and he was a great guy. As everyone is saying, he was friendly and would do anything for anyone without hesitation. Such a huge loss to the world in general, let alone just the rally world. He will be missed. Rest In Peace mate:freaky.
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  13. binotuz

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    I still cannot believe that we lost such a wonderful man. Nothing to say.
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  14. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    terrible news... I thought of him as my secret, humble, most positive and most awesome motorcycling hero.
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  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Bummer. Kemal seemed, to me, to represent what the Dakar was all about.

    RIP

    I snapped this photo after day two of the Dakar last January.

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  16. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    Exactly.

    Such a tragic lose for all.
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  17. doyle

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    I just can't... :cry
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  18. ArthDuro

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    may they both Rest In Peace
    and ride on through the gates of forever

    my thoughts are with their families
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  19. umitc

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    Rest in peace Kemal; we will miss you.
    :-((
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  20. tehdutchie

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