Florence, May 30, 2021 – Jason Dupasquier is deador. The 19-year-old Swiss driver didn’t make it. After theaccident during yesterday’s qualifying of the Moto3 al Mugello, where the Italian Grand Prix, Dupasquier during the night he had been operated on at the Careggi hospital in Florence for a vascular lesion to the abdomen. His condition, since the transport on Saturday by helicopter, had appeared very serious.
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The announcement of the death of Dupasquier was given by his stable, la Prustel GP on social media: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jason Dupasquier. We are devastated and right now all our thoughts go to Jason’s family. We will miss you so much and we will never forget you, Jason.”
The races of the world championship were held all the same, without celebrations. All the riders who arrived on the podium dedicated a thought to their missing colleague. “Every time we went through turn 9, I thought about him. This victory is for Jason,” said Fabio Quartararo after his success in MotoGP.
The disappearance of Dupasquier it took place due to the consequences of the tragic multiple accident in which they were also involved Ayumu Sasaki e Jeremy Alcoba. The Swiss had lost control of his bike at the Angry curve 2, being invested first by Sasaki and then by Alcoba. The pilot born in 2001 was promptly rescued on the track and then transported by helicopter to the Careggi hospital in Florence. The surgical operation carried out in the night was useless. “The FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna Sports offer their deepest condolences to Jason Dupaquier’s family, friends and team”, reads the official Dorna statement. From the Careggi hospital they had made it known that the assessment of “brain death” was underway, a procedure for confirming the death of a patient with serious brain injuries not compatible with life.
This instead the press release of MotoGP: “Following a serious accident in the Moto3 qualifying session 2 at the Italian Grand Prix, it is with great sadness that we report the disappearance of the Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier. Despite the great efforts of the circuit medical staff and all those who subsequently they took care of the Swiss driver, the hospital announced that Dupasquier unfortunately died of his injuries “. “Dupasquier – adds the MotoGP press release – had started his second season in the lightweight class in an impressive way, constantly getting points and entering the top ten of the standings”.
A minute of silence to remember Dupasquier, followed by a long and heartfelt applause, was observed throughout the paddock before the start of the race of the MotoGP.
Chi era Jason Dupasquier
Jason Dupasquier he would have turned 20 on 7 September. He had started racing at the age of five on dirt, closely followed by his father Philippe, a motocross rider. In 2015 he moved to the Adac Junior Cup, a category he won in 2016. In 2017 he won the North European Cup in the Moto3 class. In the same year he started racing in the Moto3 category in the Cev, the Spanish speed championship. In 2019 he participated in the MotoGp Rookies Cup, until he joined the CarXpert PrustelGP team of Moto3 in the Moto3 championship in 2020. After the five races disputed in this 2021 he occupied the tenth position in the standings with 27 points to his credit. His best performance remains that of last May 2 at the Spanish GP, finishing in seventh place.
“I want to offer my condolences to Jason’s family and his friends, unfortunately the situation was desperate. Knowing that a driver is dead, you wonder if it makes sense to continue racing.” So Valentino Rossi on Dupasquier’s tragedy. “I think that on the one hand it makes no sense to race, but at the same time I think it still makes sense to race, because avoiding competing would not have changed things,” added the Doctor.
Vezzali: “Goodbye Jason”
“Sport is life and when death breaks we are speechless. Goodbye Jason” with these words the undersecretary for sport, Valentina Vezzali, Dupasquier wanted to remember.
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Dennis Foggia, the winning driver of the Italian Grand Prix of Moto3, paid tribute to Dupasquier with a touching memory: “I’m very sorry, I’m speechless. Every day we had breakfast together, we went to the same hospitality. It’s really bad, but unfortunately Moto3 is also this, it’s very scenic but it’s also very dangerous because we are all always very close and anything can happen. I send a hug to his family and his team. “
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