January 15th local time, the organizer of the Dakar Rally announced that Pierre Cerpin, the No. 111 motorcyclist who participated in the 2021 Dakar Rally, died on the 14th while flying from Saudi Jeddah to France for treatment.
Pierre Cerpin crashed in the race at the 7th stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally on January 10.
He was already in a coma when the rescue helicopter arrived. After that, Pierre Cerpin underwent neurosurgery, but the rescue lasted for many days did not save his life.
Pierre Cerpin, 52, a veteran, first participated in the Dakar Rally in 2009. He is also an entrepreneur.
Earlier, Pierre Cerpin said in an interview that he did not have the ambition to reach the podium, but “only likes to take risks and see new scenery”.
The Dakar Rally is the toughest rally in the world, and is also known as the “game of the brave” because of its extremely dangerousness.
In the more than 60 years of the history of the event, more than 60 people, including drivers, staff, journalists and spectators, have died unexpectedly.
The 2021 Dakar Rally was held in Saudi Arabia. The race is divided into 12 stages, with more than 500 drivers participating.