I have just received word from a close mate of mine in Bangkok, that Chum the main man in Ducati Thonglor got killed last night on his way home.
My mate was in Thonglor this morning and found the place closed but staff were inside. Everyone was crying. Dom came out and talked to my mate and said that Chum was going over one of those small hump type canal bridges and ran into a stationary telecom truck. Apparently the truck had no visible signs or lights displayed to warn oncoming traffic. I'm sure that this is a route that Chum has taken a thousand times before.
Chum was the heart and soul of Ducati Thonglor: salesman, PR & marketing face, event organiser, experienced track day instructor, the list goes on.
I'm absolutely gutted, as I had known Chum for over five years. He may not have been a close friend but he he still stood up as a stallwart for Ducati and motorcycle participation in Thailand. He will be sorely missed.
I will post up more as I find out.
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