Dunne qualified in pole position, meaning he was the fastest rider at the event. He was the defending champion in the Heavyweight Division.
“We mourn the tragic death of Carlin and he will remain in our hearts forever as part of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb family,” said a news release from the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “Carlin will be remembered as a warm hearted mentor with a competitive spirit.”
Dunne was 36 years old. He is the seventh participant in the Hill Climb to have died taking part in the event.