http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/88003

death in the Dakar...

Posted Jan 9, 2007 by didio

http://www.abc.es/20070109/deportes-deportes/muere-dakar-motorista-sudafricano_200701091450.html

The fourth stage of Dakar gets dressed of black with the motorist's Elmer Symonds death
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South African Elmer Symonds, 29 years old, has died today after suffering an accident with its moto in the fourth stage of the rally Dakar, the first that he ran as participant.
Manager specialized in the export of mechanical replacements from Sudáfrica to United States, where he had fixed their residence, Symonds participated in its first Dakar like participant, after having run the test in two occasions in a vehicle of attendance. After the dispute of the first three stages, Symonds occupied the position 18 of the general classification.
The pilot has suffered an accident in the kilometer 142 of the special one of the day, disputed among the towns Moroccans of Er Rachidia and Uarzazat. the helicopter that arrived 8 minutes later coul do nothing to save him.