WorldSBK sends condolences following passing of Moto3™ rider Jason Dupasquier

Sunday, 30 May 2021 10:15 GMT

The Swiss rider was involved in a serious incident on Saturday afternoon in Qualifying 2, and has sadly succumb to his injuries

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. 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.

Dupasquier had made an impressive start to his second season in the lightweight class of Grand Prix racing, consistently scoring points and within the top ten in the standings.

The FIM, IRTA, MSMA, Dorna Sports and the WorldSBK paddock pass on our deepest condolences to Dupasquier’s family, friends, team and loved ones.