The world of motorsport is in mourning. The young Spanish driver Dean Berta Vinales, aged 15, was killed this Saturday, September 25 during a race on the Jerez circuit in Spain.

Victim of an accident during the first race of the WorldSSP300 category, the cousin of GP motorcycle rider Maverick Vinales died of chest and head injuries, championship organizers said in a statement. “The emergency vehicles arrived immediately on the scene and he was taken care of on the track, in the ambulance as well as at the Medical Center of the circuit. Despite all the efforts of the medical staff of the circuit, the Medical Center announced that Berta Viñales unfortunately succumbed to her injuries, ”explained the organization of the world championship.

“The FIM (International Motorcycle Federation, editor’s note), Dorna (promoter) and the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto send their family, friends and team their most sincere condolences. Following this incident, the rest of the program of the day of Saturday has been canceled, “added the organizer.

RIP Dean, you will be missed. | #WorldSBK

– WorldSBK (@WorldSBK) September 25, 2021

Third pilot to die in four months

Last July, another young Spanish driver, Hugo Milan, 14, died during a European Talent Cup race at the Motorland Aragon circuit, also in Spain. And last May, 19-year-old Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier was killed after an accident during qualifying for the Moto3 World Championship race of the Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit in Italy. .

Dean Berta Viñales © Instagram

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