MotoGP: “He wanted to become world champion”, a young 9-year-old hopeful is killed on a circuit in Brazil

MotoGP: “He wanted to become world champion”, a young 9-year-old hopeful is killed on a circuit in Brazil
MotoGP: “He wanted to become world champion”, a young 9-year-old hopeful is killed on a circuit in Brazil

The motorcycle world is in mourning. A great hope in Argentine motorcycling died at the age of 9 on the Interlagos circuit in Brazil. Lorenzo Somaschini died following a blow to the head during a fall at moderate speed during the first free practice session of the Junior Cup at Interlagos, 4th stage of the Brazilian Superbike championship.

A race reserved for drivers between 8 and 16 years old in which he was already participating despite his young age. On the famous circuit which hosts the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, the driver fell in the Pinheirinho corner, a left-hand hairpin, in the slowest part of the circuit.

“He hit his head”

“He was on the second lap when he crashed in the slowest corner of the circuit. It was a sum of many things. He suffered a highside. The fall was very slow, but he hit his head in a certain position,” his manager Diego Pierluigi explained to Argentine radio LA100 just after the accident, quoted by Motorsport.

“As soon as he fell at the exit of Pinheirinho, the driver was immediately treated on site by the medical team for intensive care. He was then transported to the emergency room, where his clinical condition stabilized,” the organization continued in a press release.

Lorenzo Somashini finally died three days later at the Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo, barely a month before celebrating his 10th birthday on July 17. A motorcycle fan since he was 3 years old, the young hopeful “wanted to get into MotoGP and become world champion”, as he had already confided.

A death which caused the big stars of the discipline to react. Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, both multiple world champions, did not hesitate to share their sadness on social networks. “My heart breaks because I was also his idol and he had my number,” the second man wrote on Instagram. Unfortunately, motorcycles can give us everything, but they can also take everything from us at any time. »

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