Hubert Auriol

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Hubert Auriol (French: [ybɛʁ oʁjɔl]; 7 June 1952 – 10 January 2021) was a French professional off-road motorcyclist and auto racer. He was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. He was the director of The Paris-Dakar rally. Auriol was known for being the first competitor to win the Dakar rally on motorcycles and in automobiles.[1]

In 2012, Auriol was named an FIM Legend for his motorcycling achievements.[2]

Auriol died of cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19 at a Paris hospital on 10 January 2021, aged 68.[3][4][5][6]

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  1. "Rallying-France's Auriol launches new trans-Saharan race". Reuters. 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. "FIM Legends" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  3. "Hubert Auriol, légende du Dakar, est mort". Francetvsport (in French). Archived from the original on 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  4. Roscoe, Matthew (2021-01-10). "Dakar Rally Racing Legend Hubert Auriol Has Died Aged 68". Euro Weekly News Spain. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  5. Lenda do Dakar, Hubert Auriol morre aos 68 anos após Covid-19 e internação
  6. Hubert Auriol zmarł na koronawirusa. COVID-19 pokonał twardziela z Dakaru