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Moto3 Rider Jason Dupasquier Dead at 19 After Crash

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Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has died after his bike crashed whereas racing in a qualifying session of the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix. He was 19.

Dupasquier was concerned in an accident with two fellow racers towards the top of the race on the Mugello Circuit in Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy on Saturday, Could 29. After passing flip 9, he appeared to fall and was then hit by his personal bike and that of Japanese rider Ayumu Sasaki, who walked away from the crash, whereas Spanish competitor Jeremy Alcobaa later stated on tv that he thought he had additionally gone over Dupasquier’s legs, the Associated Press reported.

Medical workers handled Dupasquier on the observe for about half-hour earlier than he was airlifted to a hospital in France, the place he died.

“It’s with nice unhappiness that we report the passing of Moto3™ rider Jason Dupasquier,” learn a press release posted on MotoGP’s website on Sunday, Could 30. “Regardless of the very best efforts of circuit medical workers and all these subsequently attending to the Swiss rider, the hospital has introduced that Dupasquier has sadly succumbed to his accidents.”

The assertion continued, “The FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna Sports activities cross on our deepest condolences to Dupasquier’s household, mates, group and family members.”

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