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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tragic Day In the Canaries for Motor Sport

Yesterday was a tragic day for motor sports in the Canary Islands yesterday with the death of two drivers, one during yesterday's Subida a Tamaimo (Tamaimo Hillclimb), in Puerto Santiago, close to Los Gigantes in Tenerife. This event is acknowledged as being the biggest mountain rally competition in the Canaries and regularly attracts not only the top drivers from around the archipelago, but a few from the mainland too.

Thousands of fans witnessed the fatal accident on the second kilometer of the Tenerife rally, when Raúl Javier de León (35), from Los Menores in Adeje, lost control of his red Citroën ZX on a curve and crashed into a concrete wall. Raúl was thrown towards the windshield and died immediately from the blow to the head.

Día trágico en Canarias, con un piloto y un copiloto muertos

Video: Homenaje a Raùl de León