Victim of a serious accident this Saturday in Moto3, Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier is still in “critical” condition according to his team.
In the aftermath of his serious accident in Moto3 during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, “Jason Dupasquier’s situation is still critical”, his team, Prüstel GP, who will not participate in the race at 11am said on Facebook on Sunday morning. .
“PrüstelGP has decided not to race today at the Italian GP. Jason Dupasquier’s situation is still critical and our thoughts are with him. Keep beating you Jason,” read this post.
Dupasquier fell in the last moments of qualifying on Saturday. According to television footage showing only the end of his fall and statements from the other riders involved, Japanese Ayumu Sasaki and Spaniard Jeremy Alcoba, he was hit by at least one motorcycle, before sliding lifeless on the track.
After forty minutes of intervention by rescuers, the 19-year-old Swiss was transferred by medical helicopter to Carregi hospital in Florence.
“The patient was transferred to the trauma center of Careggi hospital, he is multiple trauma and in serious condition,” a medical source told AFP on Saturday, who had “no information” about a possible neurosurgical intervention which would have been carried out according to the Italian press.
Support from MotoGP riders
Son of motocross and Supermoto rider Philippe Dupasquier, Jason, who wears the N.50, made his World Cup debut in 2020 under the colors of the German team PrüstelGP, which races KTMs.
He didn’t score any points and placed 28th in his first season. In 2021, after five starts, he is 10th in the drivers’ standings with 27 units.
Sunday morning, during the “warm up” of the Moto3 category, riders wore stickers in support of the Swiss, to whom the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) dedicated his pole position in MotoGP.
In Moto2, the Swiss rider Thomas Lüthi also “decided not to race at the Italian GP today and is going to the hospital to be close to Jason Dupasquier’s family”, specifies his SAG Racing Team on Facebook .