Ducati has already raised over $82,000 for the tragic death of Carlin Dunne, the "King of the Mountain", who died at Pike's Peak.
The fundraiser opened with a donation of $932 made by the Board of Directors of the PPIHC - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The fundraising goal was set at $100,932. "932" represents the estimated time (9'32") that Carlin Dunne would have made, even beating a new track record, had he not fatally crashed just before reaching the finish line.
The sum obtained will be donated to Carlin's mother.
In memory of their colleague, the Aruba Ducati team riders will race wearing the n.5 on their helmets.
Carlin was four-time Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion, won Rookie of the Year in 2011, and broke the 10-minute barrier the year after, setting a new course record that has remained unbeaten for five years.