Jason Dupasquier, a 19-year-old Swiss rider from the CarXpert team in Moto3, died this Sunday at the Careggi hospital in Florence after the accident he suffered during the qualifying session this Saturday at the Italian GP.
After being assisted immediately on the same asphalt by one of the medicalized cars available to the Motorcycle World Championship, whose doctors proceeded to stabilize him, the pilot was transferred by helicopter, with vital signs and stable, to the nearest hospital, about 32 kilometers from the circuit, located in Scarperia. Despite the efforts of the medical team, Dupasquier was unable to survive multiple injuries after being involved in a multiple accident.
The young runner had suffered a fall in the final moments of the fight for the pole. He made a mistake exiting Arrabiata 2, one of the most popular corners on the Tuscan track, slightly off the track, hitting the grass and losing control of his KTM, which gave him a sharp jolt. He fell to the ground and his fall also caused the accident of Ayumu Sasaki, who could not avoid the crash. Dupasquier was lying motionless in the middle of the track, going downhill and in a blind spot in the middle of a change in elevation. When just a few seconds later the Spanish pilot Jeremy Alcoba passed through the area, neither could he avoid the impact, as he himself recounted after the event.
The news of Dupasquier’s death was known at the end of the Moto3 race, in which his team did not participate, leaving both his motorcycle, with the number 50, and that of his teammate Ryusei Yamanaka in the box.
Dupasquier, the son of ex-motocross rider Phillipe Dupasquier, was having a magnificent start to the season, his second in the World Championship. In this beginning of the course he had added 27 points. At the time of the accident he was eighth in the race and ranked 10th overall in Moto3, where 250cc motorcycles and four-stroke engines are raced.