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American motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli dies in Mexico race

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American motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli dies in Mexico race

<p>American motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli has died from injuries he suffered in an off-road race in Mexico’s Baja California, a racing authority said on Saturday.</p> <p>Caselli, 30, was competing in the <span class="caps">SCORE</span> Baja 1000 on his <span class="caps">KTM</span> motorcycle on Friday when he apparently lost control on a “sandy, high-speed section” of the route, said a statement on the website of <span class="caps">SCORE</span> International Off-Road Racing. </p> <p><span class="caps">SCORE</span> is a desert-racing sanctioning body based in Reno, Nevada. </p> <p>Caselli, of Palmdale, California, suffered serious trauma in the accident, the organization said. “Our desert-racing family has lost a very special person in Kurt,” <span class="caps">SCORE</span> President Roger Norman said in a statement. </p> <p>“Kurt was a superb racer and this is a tragedy that effects us all. We extend our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Caselli family.”</p> <p>Caselli won numerous American and international racing events, including last year’s <span class="caps">SCORE</span> San Felipe 250. He finished second and third in two <span class="caps">SCORE</span> races this year.</p> <p><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HaqpH2NIZnc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>