Helicoptered following a heavy fall on Saturday at the end of qualifying for the Moto3 Italian GP, Jason Dupasquier died on Sunday in Florence hospital, the World Championship promoter said in a statement.
The 19-year-old pilot, operated on the night from Saturday to Sunday of a “thoracic surgery for a vascular lesion”, was also badly affected at the cerebral level. “Despite all the efforts of the medical staff of the circuit and all those who subsequently take care of the Swiss rider, the hospital announced that Dupasquier unfortunately succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said.
For his second season in the world championship, the Pruestel team driver was also on the rise, with first points scored and a seventh place in the last Spanish GP, his best result so far.
“Last year was my first year in the world, it was not easy, I scored zero points, he explained at the microphone of Canal Plus during the GP of France, two weeks ago. But I trained hard this winter and this year I’m up for it. I spent two months in Spain in Barcelona (January and February). The conditions allow you to be on the bike or motorbike every day. And I was able to meet other riders, ride with them, gain momentum and improve. It makes progress. “
But on Saturday, at the end of qualifying, the number 50 lost control of his motorcycle on exiting turn 9, before being thrown onto the track and probably being hit by one or more motorcycles, the images of the accident remaining rather vague.
This Sunday morning, his PrüstelGP team had also decided not to run the race, while his relatives left the paddock with the driver’s belongings and in particular his suits.