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). fim-live.com. 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