Elmer Symons, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Elmer Symons

South African motorcycle racer

Date of Birth: 14-Feb-1977

Place of Birth: Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date of Death: 09-Jan-2007

Profession: motocross rider

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Elmer Symons

  • Elmer Symons (14 February 1977 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - 9 January 2007 rural Morocco) was a motorcycle enduro racer. He began enduro racing in 1996 and moved to the United States in 2003.
  • He had placed well in numerous regional competitions and had participated in the 2005 and 2006 Dakar Rally as a support mechanic.
  • He crashed his privateer KTM and died at the scene at 142 km into the fourth stage in his first attempt to complete the Rally as a rider.
  • The emergency helicopter was with him within 8 minutes of his emergency alert beacon triggering, but was unable to do anything other than record his death.
  • He was in 18th place for motorcycles overall, and leading the Marathon class after the previous stage.
  • Symons is the rally's 49th fatality.

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