Quartararo: Mugello win “not an incredible feeling” after Dupasquier demise - Motor Informed
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Quartararo: Mugello win “not an incredible feeling” after Dupasquier demise

Swiss rider Dupasquier was concerned in a horror accident in qualifying for the Moto3 class on Saturday at Mugello and needed to be airlifted to hospital in Florence, the place he was stated to have been in a “very critical situation”.

Tragically, the 19-year-old succumbed to his injuries, with MotoGP issuing an announcement on Sunday morning that Dupasquier had handed away.

The MotoGP paddock held a minute of silence on the grid forward of the 23-lap premier class race, with the riders carrying tributes to Dupasquier.

Quartararo dominated the Mugello race after an early crash for Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia, with the Yamaha rider easing to his third win of the season.

Dedicating his win to Dupasquier, Quartararo admits each time he handed by Arrabiatta 2 the place the incident occurred he was pondering of the younger Swiss rider.

“Unusual, unusual day,” Quartararo stated in parce ferme after the race.

“Actually, [there was] lots of feelings earlier than beginning the race.

“I get emotional actually quick in each situation, so to begin the race throughout that one minute of silence was actually tough and each time I cross Flip 9, I used to be enthusiastic about Jason.

“This one is for him. Sure, on the whole it has been a superb weekend for us.

“I additionally wish to dedicate this one to my mum, which in France it’s mom’s day.

“It’s not an incredible feeling. You obtain a win, however we lose one in all our associates. So, it’s not straightforward.”

Race winner Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Race winner Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Quartararo continued to pay tribute to the late Dupasquier in muted podium celebrations after the race, with the Yamaha rider carrying a Swiss flag onto the podium.

Dupasquier’s demise has been met with widespread messages of condolences from the motorsport world on social media.

Earlier within the day, Dupasquier’s Prustel GP group withdrew from the Moto3 race, whereas his fellow Swiss rider Tom Luthi pulled out of the Moto2 contest to be with Dupasquier on Sunday.

Quartararo now holds a 24-point lead within the championship standings heading to subsequent weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix, with Johann Zarco his nearest rival now after ending fourth at Mugello on his Pramac Ducati.

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