Andy Caldecott

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The KTM on which Caldecott placed sixth in the 2005 Dakar Rally

Andy Caldecott (10 August 1964 – 9 January 2006) was an off road motorcycle racer born in Keith, South Australia. He won the Australian Safari Rally four times consecutively (2000–2003) and was a competitor in the Dakar Rally in 2004 (DNF), 2005 (6th), and 2006.

During the 2006 Dakar Rally he won the third stage, but later died from a neck injury sustained in a crash during the ninth stage, 250 km into the 599 km special stage from Nouakchott to Kiffa.[1] His death was the 23rd in the 28 years of the rally.

Even though he pushed himself to the limits he was known for his easygoing manner and humility.[2] Prior to his death he had operated a motorcycle shop in Keith. He was married to wife, Tracey, who was expecting their second child when Caldecott died and with whom he already had a daughter Caitlin of four years of age. A long-term capital investment trust[3] has been set up for the ongoing support and benefit of Caldecott's wife Tracey, and their children.

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