Australian Motorcycle rider Andy Caldecott was killed in a crash during the ninth stage of the 2006 Dakar Rally.
Andy was running 10th overall and had won the 3rd stage.
Andy Caldecott was a late entrant to this year's rally replacing the injured Jordi Duran for Repsol KTM Team.
Andy Caldecott was born Keith, South Australia. He won the Australian Motorcycle Safari four times in a row (2000-2003), he was declared the third best raid rider of the world in 2003 and finished the 2004 Cross Country World Championship in fourth place.
Andy entered the Dakar rally for the first time in 2004 and surprising many by winning a stage in Tan Tan. He retired from the event due to a fractured anlkle.
He returned in 2005 and won 2 stages and finished 6th overall.
In 2006 and due to lack of sponsorship he gave up but was called up as a replacement for Jordi Duran.
Rally world pays tribute to Caldecott (ABC Australia)
Andy Caldecott R.I.P.
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