Jason Dupasquier Bio, Wiki
Jason Dupasquier was a Swiss motorcycle rider who competed in the Moto3 class in the motorcycle world championship until his death at the 2021 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix. He was the son of MotoCross rider Philippe Dupasquier.
Jason Dupasquier Career
In 2011, Dupasquier began his racing career and won multiple SuperMoto Swiss championships, and was set to debut in the RedBull Rookies Cup in 2018, but suffered a femur injury that prevented him from doing so. He debuted in the RedBull Rookies Cup in 2019 and was soon awarded a two-year contract as a Moto3 rider.
He was in his second season in MotoGP’s lightweight class and was in the top 10 in the overall rankings going into the weekend.
Jason Dupasquier Death & Cause
On 29 May 2021, Dupasquier was involved in a crash with Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba near the end of the day’s qualifying session at the Mugello circuit of the Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d’Italia) in Scarperia.
Dupasquier appeared to fall between turns nine and ten and was hit by his own motorbike, and then by Sasaki’s; the session was red-flagged immediately. In a later interview, Alcoba stated that he thought he had also run over Dupasquier. FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) medical intervention vehicles quickly arrived at the site and the rider was treated on the track for about 30 minutes prior to a medical helicopter arriving and airlifting him to the hospital.
Dupasquier died at Careggi University Hospital, in Florence, Italy, on 30 May 2021 as per a statement from the MotoGP World Championship. The 19-year-old rider had “thoracic surgery for a vascular lesion” through the weekend, and was also operated on for a brain injury. “Despite all the efforts of the medical staff of the circuit and all those who subsequently took care of the Swiss rider.”
“The hospital announced that Dupasquier, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said. Dupasquier’s team, Prustel GP, announced it would not be taking part in the day’s race.