NASCAR Whelen Euro Series drivers and media members shared their tributes to the late Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier after it was announced yesterday that the Swiss rider has passed away following a serious Qualifying incident at MotoGP’s Mugello round on Saturday.
The motorsport community was shocked yesterday after MotoGP announced that 19-year old Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has passed away due to the injuries he suffered in an incident involving Dupasquier, Ayumu Sasaki, and Jeremy Alcoba during Moto3’s Qualifying 2 session at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley in Mugello.
“Following a serious incident in the Moto3™ Qualifying 2 session at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Moto3™ rider Jason Dupasquier,” said MotoGP on the press release.
“Dupasquier was involved in a multi-rider incident between Turns 9 and 10, with the session Red Flagged thereafter. 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.”
The wider motorsport community, from fans, fellow riders, and competitors from other motorsport categories, shared their heartful messages in remembrance of the late Swiss rider. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series community is no exception as drivers and media members also took upon social media to express their condolences.
Ride in Peace Dupasquier, godspeed.