Remembering Kurt Caselli

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Kurt Caselli racing over a sand dune on his KTM.

Kurt Caselli lost his life while racing the SCORE Baja 1000 last November. — photo courtesy Kurt Caselli Foundation website

If you follow the world of off-road motorcycle racing, then you’ve probably heard of Kurt Caselli. At 30 years old, this southern California native was a legend, with multiple off-road race titles from around the world to his name.

Backed by KTM, Caselli still had a promising career ahead of him, but his life was cut short on November 15, 2013, while racing the SCORE Baja 1000 in Baja, Mexico. Caselli was leading the race when he lost control of his bike and crashed. He reportedly died later of complications.

To honour his life and great achievements, a documentary was created by the Kurt Caselli Foundation. It follows the development of this great racer, right from his childhood to the day he took his last ride.

Caselli 66: Ride the Dream was released in late April 2014, and it can be purchased on iTunes. A portion of the proceeds go to the Kurt Caselli Foundation—which was established in December 2013 with the intent to improve safety standards for off-road racers.

A premiere for the video took place at Red Bull’s North American headquarters on April 22, 2014. Several friends and family of Caselli were there and others in attendance also got to view Caselli memorabilia. 

Check out the Caselli 66: Ride the Dream trailer: 

 

 


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