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Motorcycle racing legend Ralph Hudson dies after Utah crash who set World Record of 284 mph in Bolivia


Mark Gregory

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Motorcycle racing legend Ralph Hudson, 69, dies from injuries three weeks after wiping out at 252mph trying to break speed record in Utah

  • Hudson, 69, succumbed to injuries sustained on August 14 in Wendover, Utah 
  • He was racing motorcycle at 252mph when he crashed at Bonneville Salt Flats 
  • Hudson was airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was being treated 
  • In 2017, Hudson broke world record in Bolivia by traveling average of 284mph 
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Ralph Hudson, who was severely injured in a crash while racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, on August 14, died on Sunday

 

 

Hudson was a 69-year-old legendary motorcycle rider who once reached a record speed of 300mph. On August 14, he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Utah while he was clocked at 252mph.

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I had never heard of this guy but I don’t follow speed record attempts either.  Unfortunate outcome form him.  If you want a great story about motorcycle speed record attempts watch the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian, the story of one mans attempt to set a worlds speed record on an old Indian motorcycle.

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