Christian Mercier, the FIM Cross Country Rallies and Enduro Commissions Coordinator, was killed last night in a car accident, according to the FIM.

Mercier had been with the FIM since 2001.

"He was a pillar of "his" commissions and of the FIM team and he will be remembered as an ambassador for his disciplines and as a passionate advocate for motorcycling," the FIM release states. "In these tragic circumstances we extend our thoughts and deepest friendship to his family, his relatives and many friends."

By Cycle News Staff