Thursday, January 7, 2010
Dakar Rallye - Luca Manca
The world needs people like Luca Manca. Yesterday, while holding a top ten position in the Dakar rallye, Luca Manca stopped to help a fellow competitor. Marc Coma, defending Dakar rallye champion, had a rear wheel problem and needed a wheel. Manca, not on the same team, happen to be riding the same KTM 690 bike. He realized the rallye meant more to Coma's career than his own and, in an act of pure kindness, Manca gave Coma his rear wheel so Coma could continue. In an awful twist of fate, less than 24 hours later and earlier today, Manca had a terrible crash at very high speed. With a fractured skull, the friendly 29 year old Italian is in critical condition. Please pray for Luca and his family. The world will be a better place with him here.