One of Moto3’s rising stars, Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier, sadly passed away this weekend. Dupasquier figured in an incident during the Moto3 Qualifying 2 session at Mugello for the Italian GP. He was 19-years old.
During Qualifying 2, a multi-rider incident occurred 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 started his career in Supermoto and was a multiple-time Swiss National champion. He then made the successful switch to circuit racing by claiming the ADAC NEC Championship Moto3 crown in 2016, before then moving onto the Junior World Championship for 2017.
The Swiss teenager made steady progress throughout 2017 but had to miss out after before breaking his left femur in the second round of the Junior Moto3 World Championship. He came back in 2019, bagging 2019 eighth overall in the FIM Junior Moto3 World Championship. By 2020, he moved up to the World Championship, steadily working his way up from mid-pack into the top ten.
The FIM, IRTA, MSMA and Dorna Sports pass on their deepest condolences to Dupasquier’s family, friends, team and loved ones.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo dedicated his victory at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley to Dupasquier.