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Moto3 Rider Jason Dupasquier Dead At 19 After Multi-rider Crash In Qualifying

today31 May 2021

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“Jason Always In Our Hearts”

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has unfortunately died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident during qualifying over the weekend, MotoGP has officially announced. It was reported the 19-year-old Swiss was hit by another bike after falling from his own in Italy.

β€œFollowing a serious incident in the Moto3 qualifying two sessions at the Gran Premio d’Italia, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier,” MotoGP said on its official website.

β€œDupasquier was involved in a multi-rider incident between turns nine and 10, with the session red-flagged thereafter,” the statement added. β€œFIM medical intervention vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the Swiss rider was attended to on the track before being transferred by medical helicopter, in a stable state, to Careggi Hospital in Florence.”

β€œDespite the best efforts of circuit medical staff and all those subsequently attending to the Swiss rider, the hospital has announced that Dupasquier has sadly succumbed to his injuries.”

 

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Dupasquier was involved in a multi-rider accident with two fellow racers toward the end of the race at the Mugello Circuit in Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy on Saturday, May 29. After passing turn nine, he appeared to have fallen and was then hit by his own motorbike and another blow of that Japanese rider Ayumu Sasaki, who fortunately walked away from the crash, while Spanish competitor Jeremy Alcobaa later said on television that he thought he had also gone over Dupasquier’s legs, the Associated Press reported.

 

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Medical staff treated Dupasquier on the track for about 30 minutes before he was airlifted to a hospital in France, where he passed away.

Rest in peace Jason Dupasquier.

 

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*Cover image credits: Twitter @yamanaka_ryusei / Instagram @motogp

Written by: Varesha


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