The sudden and tragic death of Kurt Caselli during this year’s Baja 1000 has had a big impact on the motorcycle community. An immensely talented competitor and champion, Caselli was a rising star in his prime and was destined for greatness. A three-time AMA Hare & Hound champion, WORCS champion, and ISDE gold medalist, Caselli even won a two stages in the Dakar Rally in his first attempt last year.

Indeed, Caselli’s passing can be felt far and wide. If you never had a chance to fully understand what made Caselli not only a great rider, but a better human being, check out KTM‘s touching tribute video below, in which a few members of the KTM family reflect on the life and career of a man whose time was cut entirely too short.

Rest in peace, Kurt. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends, and loved ones.