Italian rally champion Giulia Maroni, 37, ‘dies after plummeting 164 foot while walking her dog on the Modena Apennines’

Italian rally champion Giulia Maroni has reportedly died after falling 164 feet while walking her dog on the Modena Apennines.

The 4X4 Magazine, where she worked as a correspondent and photographer, announced the news with the following statement: ‘The week starts with very bad news.

“An accident in the mountains took away Giulia Maroni, a passionate sportsman and off-roader, who also collaborated with our magazine. Rip Giulia.’

Lina Van De Mars, who placed alongside Maroni in the FIA ​​European Cup for Cross-Country Bajas in 2021, paid her respects.

She reportedly wrote: ‘We just made new plans for the 2024 season. It was an honor to know you.

‘It was (a) pleasure racing with you. Still proud to have become European Vice Champions in the world of baja and rally racing.

‘I’m still in shock. Hope smiles and sunshine will be with you.’

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Italian rally champion Giulia Maroni has reportedly died after falling 164 feet while walking her dog on the Modena Apennines.

Italian rally champion Giulia Maroni has reportedly died after falling 164 feet while walking her dog on the Modena Apennines.