ARNOLD STAAL PASSED AWAY AT ISDE ITALIA 2021
ISDE ITALIA 2021, DAY 2
Rider number #901, Arnold Staal, initially reported missing and the Dutch Federation (KNMV) promptly informed by the race directory that Staal had never reached the Bagnaria check point. The communication immediately triggered the expected protocol when cases of this kind occur. The search and rescue had started shortly after 8 pm on Tuesday. Unfortunately, his body was found dead seemingly upon a sudden illness.
The Ktm driver (Club Team Award category and member of the Mccz Club Team) lost his life in the transfer between the Casanova Staffora Enduro Test and the Bagnaria Cross Test, that is to say between the third and fourth special stage of the day.
The official announcement made by ISDE;
“It is with much regret that we must inform you of the tragic death of Arnold Staal – rider #901 – from the Netherlands who was participating in the second day of the 2021 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) held between Lombardy and Piedmont, Italy.
The event organiser was notified by the Dutch Motorcycle Federation (KNMV) that their rider was unaccounted for and unfortunately when he was located he had already passed away.
The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), the FMI (Federazione Motociclistica Italiana) and the ISDE Organising Committee join the entire motorcycling community in extending their condolences to his family and friends at this extremely sad and difficult time.”
Arnold was a member of the MCCZ Club Team, competing in the Club Team Award category (C3).