Dunne — who was defending his title on the 97th version of the race — crashed his 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype bike lower than 1 / 4 of a mile from the end line.
Pikes Peak officers confirmed his loss of life in an announcement on Sunday.
“We mourn the tragic loss of life of Carlin and he’ll stay in our hearts ceaselessly as a part of the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb household,” race organizers stated.
“Carlin shall be remembered as a warm-hearted mentor with a aggressive spirit. He was a delicate and considerate man who touched everybody who met him.
“We’ll at all times keep in mind his contagious smile and real love for sport.”
Having been topped the motorbike winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, Dunne had achieved legendary standing on the Pikes Peak race.
He set the course report in 2012, although that was finally damaged in 2017 by Chris Fillmore.
The race is run on a 12.42-mile public toll-road and is comprised of 156 turns as opponents climb four,720 toes, from the 9,390 toes begin line to the 14,115 toes end line on the mountain’s summit.
Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America, added: “There are not any phrases to explain our shock and unhappiness. Carlin was a part of our household and probably the most real and type males now we have ever identified.
“His spirit for this occasion and love of motorcycling shall be remembered ceaselessly as his passing leaves a gap in our hearts.”
Exploring his pursuits
“Movie has been a giant factor my complete life. I went to movie college and was the pinnacle of the movie membership in highschool,” Dunne instructed Cycle World.
“I at all times envisioned myself working within the movie trade, both as a second unit director doing stunts myself; something the place I could possibly be artistic on the onset, doing one thing totally different daily.
“And so I began to pursue these avenues a little bit bit extra as soon as I ended racing full time.”
Reaching the top
“It truly is one thing else to work so exhausting all year long to come back to this, as a result of it isn’t similar to you simply load the truck up and are available out right here.
“And to get to the end line at 14,000 toes, to be standing at what appears to be the highest of the world, it’s extremely exhausting to clarify, it is exhausting to place into phrases.”