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#1 Greatest

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:22

Sidecar World Champion passenger Pekka Kuismanen has died in a racing accident at Motopark in Virtasalmi, Finland:
http://www.iltalehti...733630_ur.shtml :(

Sunday was a tragic day also in another championship contest. A competitor died of a heart-attack in Haapavesi, Finland while attending the Finnish championship contest of shoveling dung ("shit")...
http://www.iltalehti...729428_uu.shtml :(



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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:40

Another link:
http://www.sidecarma...en.com/?sivu=31

My sincerest condolences to Pekka's family, his friends and his team... :cry:

#3 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 16:00

Sidecar World Champion passenger Pekka Kuismanen has died in a racing accident at Motopark in Virtasalmi, Finland:
http://www.iltalehti...733630_ur.shtml :(

Sunday was a tragic day also in another championship contest. A competitor died of a heart-attack in Haapavesi, Finland while attending the Finnish championship contest of shoveling dung ("shit")...
http://www.iltalehti...729428_uu.shtml :(


Sad news, indeed.
:cry:

Please, Greatest, can you tell me what does it mean "shoveling dung"? It is a motorcycle race, similar to speedway? dirt track? grass track?
Don't know (I'm not a motorcycle racing expert, sorry)
:confused:

#4 Russell Burrows

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 17:12

Sad news, indeed.
:cry:

Please, Greatest, can you tell me what does it mean "shoveling dung"? It is a motorcycle race, similar to speedway? dirt track? grass track?
Don't know (I'm not a motorcycle racing expert, sorry)
:confused:


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#5 ex Rhodie racer

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 19:27


RIP :(

Edited by ex Rhodie racer, 08 June 2009 - 19:28.


#6 Greatest

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:52

"Shoveling dung" has nothing to do with motorsports. Here's a link:
http://www.kaleva.fi...dex.cfm?g=3638#

:)

#7 Antti Salmi

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 14:58

A truly wonderful man. It's been a devastating loss to family and friends. :cry:
RIP Pekka

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:01

YUP! Having seen him race many times, I feel sad for all those loved ones and friends (who really knew him) who were left behind. A truly unnecessary & premature loss. Salut, Pekka! :cry: