Spanish driver Carles Falcón dies after his accident in the Dakar


The Spanish driver Carles Falcón, 45, died this Monday as a result of the serious consequences that occurred in the fall in the second stage of the 46th edition of the Dakar Rally, as reported by his Twin Trail Racing Team in a statement. .

“This Monday Carles left us. The medical team has confirmed that the neurological damage caused by the cardiorespiratory arrest at the time of the accident is irreversible,” said Twin Trail on the Instagram social network.

In the same note they highlight the vitality of Carles Falcón, a “smiling person” and “always active”, who passionately enjoyed everything he did, especially motorcycles. “He left us doing something that was his dream, running the Dakar. He was enjoying it, he was happy on the motorcycle. We must remember him for his smile and for the happiness he generated in everyone,” they added. .

A computer engineer by training, motorcycle instructor and motorcycle tour guide “out of passion”, Falcón taught “with patience, energy and happiness.” “He made everyone enjoy the motorcycle. This is what he left us and we will always keep with us, all of us who have been close to him, family, friends, colleagues and supporters.”

The family and the team ask in this same statement that “please” the privacy of the farewell events that will take place in the coming days for the pilot from Tarragona be maintained.

Falcón, who had the accident a few kilometers before finishing the second stage of the toughest rally in the world, was admitted to a hospital in Saudi Arabia and, in an induced coma, was transferred last week on a medical plane to Catalonia, where he remained. admitted to the ICU until his death.