PruestelGP rider Jason Dupasquier has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during qualifying for the Italian Moto3 Grand Prix on Saturday. The Swiss rider crashed at the end of Q2, and was struck by another rider who was following, and unable to avoid Dupasquier. The Swiss rider was taken to Careggi University Hospital in Florence, where he succumbed to his injuries.
We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends of Jason Dupasquier, and to everyone in the PruestelGP team.
The press release from series organizer Dorna appears below:
Jason Dupasquier passes away
Sunday, 30 May 2021
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 and Dorna Sports pass on our deepest condolences to Dupasquier’s family, friends, team and loved ones.