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 severe situation”.
Tragically, the 19-year-old succumbed to his accidents, with MotoGP confirming on Sunday morning that Dupasquier had passed 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.
“Truthfully, [there was] plenty 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 troublesome and each time I cross Flip 9, I used to be serious about Jason.
“This one is for him. Sure, on the whole it has been an excellent weekend for us.
“I additionally need to dedicate this one to my mum, which in France it’s mom’s day.
“It’s not an ideal feeling. You obtain a win, however we lose one in every of our mates. So, it’s not simple.”
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 loss of life 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 now his nearest rival after ending fourth at Mugello on his Pramac Ducati.