Pierre Cherpin suffered a horrible accident within the particular Dakar, crashing his bike at kilometer 178 and shedding consciousness. The pilot was transferred to a Sakaka hospital the place he’s in an induced coma and is preventing for his life.

Because of the accident, the Frenchman suffered a head trauma necessary and needed to be operated on urgently going by means of the working room. At first he was handled by a neurosurgeon so as to scale back a hematoma subdural, but in addition suffers a pneumothorax and have one damaged rib, which make the restoration of the pilot, who had numerous expertise within the race, much more sophisticated.

Within the 2021 version of the Dakar, Pierre Cherpin competed within the ‘Unique’ class (with out help), which is the hardest on the Dakar. It’s his fourth participation within the raid, after 2009, 2012 and 2015, of which he completed the primary two however not the final on account of a damaged engine in his Husqvarna 450.