Kurt Caselli was in a leading position at the Baja 1000 in Baja, California when he suffered a crash that resulted in severe head trauma. He died of his injuries on November 18, 2013.
Kurt was much more than an incredibly talented rider; he was also an exceptional team player and phenomenal human being. He represented and lived by the highest standards of the sport and had a passion for racing that was insatiable. The sport lost more than a great rider; it lost an excellent ambassador for offroad racing.
When it comes to anything with a lot of dirt, rocks or technical terrain, Kurt Caselli thrives. The off-road master competes in everything from the Baja Series to the GNCC and the International Six-Days Enduro (ISDE) race where he has helped boost American participation in the iconic event. Besides his leadership skills and standout personality, Caselli’s claim to fame is on the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) where he dominates, winning series titles in 2007, 2010, and 2011. Off the bike is not a place you are likely to find him. When not racing or riding his motorcycle, Caselli often trains on his road bike.