News 17 Jan 2012

World Enduro Champion Mika Ahola killed in tragic training crash

Reigning World Enduro Champion Mika Ahola has died following a tragic training accident in Spain, according to reports.

Five-time world champion Mika Ahola was killed in a tragic training crash just weeks after retiring.

Reigning World Enduro Champion Mika Ahola has died following a tragic training accident in Spain, according to reports.

The E3 champion announced his retirement from the sport at the beginning of this year, however his shock death has this morning made headlines around the world.

It is reported that Ahola passed away in hospital due to internal injuries, suffered

At 37 years of age, Ahola was a five-time world champion, all in consecutive years from 2007 to 2011 – winning titles in the E1, E2 and E3 categories during his career.

Ahola commenced his career in 1993 and had competed for multiple manufacturers including Husqvarna, TM, VOR and Honda. He won all five of his titles with Honda.

The Finnish talent also raced to seven World Team Trophies at the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE).

MotoOnline.com.au sends our thoughts out to the family of Ahola and the entire off-road community at this sad moment.

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