MOTORSPORT fans have been rocked by the news of young rider Jason Dupasquier’s death.
The rising star was just 19 when he died after a serious crash. Here’s more about Dupasquier…
Who was Jason Dupasquier?
Dupasquier was a 19-year-old Swiss Moto3 rider.
The young talent was in his second season in the Moto3 World Championship.
Dupasquier was ranked 12th in the standings with 27 points.
Dupasquier started out in Supermoto where he won the Swiss title multiple times.
He is the son of Philippe Dupasquier, a former motocross rider himself.
Jason won the NEC Championship Moto3 title in 2016.
A year later, he competed in the Junior World Championship.
What was Jason Dupasquier‘s cause of death?
Jason Dupasquier died after suffering a serious crash during a qualifying session at the Italian Grand Prix.
The rider was treated by medics on the circuit for more than half an hour before being flown to hospital.
MotoGP announced the news of his death on Sunday 30 May 2021.
“Dupasquier was involved in a multi-rider incident between Turns 9 and 10, with the session Red Flagged thereafter,” the statement read.
“FIM Medical Intervention Vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the Swiss rider was attended to on track before being transferred by medical helicopter, in a stable state, to Careggi Hospital in Florence.
“Despite 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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His team, Prüstel GP, wrote on Facebook, “We’re devastated, and at this time all of our thoughts are with Jason’s family. You’ll be sorely missed and never forgotten, Jason.”
MotoGP paid tribute to the rider on Twitter: “On behalf of the entire MotoGP family, we send our love to his team, his family and loved ones. You will be sorely missed, Jason. Ride in peace.”