15-year-old rider Vinales dies after Superbike crash in Jerez



Dean Berta Vinales Superbike

Picture from Superbike World Championship Twitter

Fifteen-year-old Dean Berta Vinales died following a crash within the Supersport 300 assist race of the World Superbike Championship in Jerez, organizers stated on Saturday.

The race was 11 laps outdated when Spaniard Vinales crashed together with three different riders at flip two, forcing the director to pink flag the race.

“After a severe incident throughout WorldSSP300 Race 1, Dean Berta Vinales has sadly succumbed to accidents,” World Superbike stated in an announcement.

“The rider suffered extreme head and thoracic accidents. Medical autos arrived on the website instantly and the rider was attended to on monitor, within the ambulance and on the circuit Medical Centre.

“Regardless of one of the best efforts of the circuit medical workers, the Medical Centre has introduced that Berta Vinales has sadly succumbed to his accidents.”

The race and the rest of Saturday’s motion had been canceled.

Vinales is the cousin of MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales and he rode for the Vinales Racing Staff.

“We’re devastated by the tragic lack of @DeanBerta21 following a crash in #WorldSSP300 Race 1 right now,” MotoGP wrote on Twitter.

“Sending all our love and power to Maverick Vinales and Dean’s total household, his group and family members.”

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez wrote: “Relaxation in peace Dean. All my assist to household and associates.”


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