Kirk McCarthy RIP

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  1. AA996

    AA996 Astroglide-physicist

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    Superbike Planet is reporting that Kirk McCarthy, an Australian roadracer died after crashing at a track in Australia. US racing fans, particularly us Ducati nuts, remember him as 2002 AMA Pro Thunder Champion on an Advanced Motorsports Ducati 748. I remember him being so dominant that in one race he was given a stop and go penalty and still won!! I never met him but I understand he was a great guy, and he will certainly be missed.

    Godspeed Kirk.
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  2. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Yep, saw that at mcnews.com.au, Jeff. I was fortunate enough to have met Kirk a few times while he raced the AMS 748 for Jeff Nash. Really nice fellow with mountains of natural talent. It's all a real shame.

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  3. Alchemist

    Alchemist Been here awhile

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    Kirk rode for just about everybody. Cleaned up in OZ. Went to Europe for a WSB ride with Bimota. Got dicked around and rode WSB for Suzuki(Harris), GP for ROC Yamaha...then headed to the States. Came back to Australia last year.

    A real pity and shock to the Australian Road Race community. He was really well known and liked. RIP

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  4. Arch

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    Some kind words, courtesy of the fine folks at Advanced Motor Sports...

    Advanced Motor Sports Ducati is very sad to inform the Ducatisti Community that Kirk McCarthy has passed as a result of a racing incident in Queensland Australia this past weekend.

    Kirk McCarthy is the fifth and final champion of the 2002 AMA Pro Thunder Series.

    Kirk McCarthy was brought over to the United States by Advanced Motor Sports to participate in the 2002 AMA Pro Thunder Series. Kirk was to be an AMS guest rider for the Daytona Opener, but his 11 second win over the competition resulted in him staying the entire season. Kirk dominated the Pro Thunder Series winning four out of the five races, setting lap records at Daytona, Pikes Peak, Road America, and Brainerd International Raceway.

    Those who had the pleasure of knowing Kirk, will understand the terrible loss we feel at this time.
    Our sincerest thoughts go out to his family and friends.

    Sincerely Jeff Nash

    Kirk always had a winning attitude and the determination of a true champion. His beautiful smile and laughter always warmed erveryone around him. My deepest sympathy goes to all his friends around the world and his family in Australia.

    Sincerely, Toni Nash

    I feel fortunate to have known Kirk as a champion and most of all a friend. His charming character, thoughtfulness and great attitude affected all who had the pleasure of working closely with him. Kirk will be sadly missed by many of his friends around the world. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

    Sincerely, Brian Sharp

    Kirk #306
    We built the bike
    You made it fast
    You turned up a winner
    The records will stand
    No one can deny you are # 1
    Ride on forever...

    Sincerely Stuart Rust


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