Spain’s 3rd Hispania Rally cancelled today after veteran biker dies in traffic accident

42-year-old Alberto Martínez died today as a result of a traffic accident on his way to the Hispania Rally competition. Credit: Hispania Rally

Hispania Rally has announced that 42-year-old Alberto Martínez died today on his way to the five-day, biking competition. The organiser has confirmed that Martínez was involved in a motorbike accident on the A-92 motorway, north of Granada, just before the competition started.

In a statement, the organisers said: “It’s a very sad day. Alberto Martínez died today as a result of a traffic accident. Better known as Albertito Carpediem by his friends and motorbike aficionados, he was a charismatic and very-much loved participant in the rallies. His loss leaves a huge hole. We are very sorry for his loss, and extend our support to the family. Rest in Peace.”

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The competition, now in its third year, attracts around 180 bikers to race approximately 1500 km of Spain’s Gorafe desert. However, as a result of this fatal loss, the organisers have cancelled this year’s event, before it even started.


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