Death at 9 years of Lorenzo Somaschini, great hope of motorcycling, after a serious accident

Death at 9 years of Lorenzo Somaschini, great hope of motorcycling, after a serious accident
Death at 9 years of Lorenzo Somaschini, great hope of motorcycling, after a serious accident

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A tragedy occurred on the Interlagos circuit in Brazil on Friday June 14. Young Lorenzo Somaschini, 9 years old, succumbed to his injuries a few days after his fall.

He dreamed of arriving in Moto GP and becoming world champion… Aged 9, the Argentinian Lorenzo Somaschini gave everything for his passion. Put on a two-wheeler at the age of 3 by his father, he quickly took a liking to this discipline to the point of practicing it at the highest level in his age category.

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Competing last Friday June 14 for the Junior Cup, a competition reserved for young people in his age group, he suddenly fell during the first free practice sessions at the exit of Pinheirinho, a technical turn that must be negotiated with caution. “The fall was very slow, but he hit his head in a position that now pushes him to fight for his life,” his manager Diego Pierluigi told Argentinian radio L100.

Three days after being placed in intensive care in a hospital in Sao Paulo, the native of Rosario lost his life as announced by the SuperBikeBrasil organization, in charge of the competition, in a press release. Many big names in motorcycling wanted to pay tribute to the one who wanted to be like them.

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“My heart breaks because I was his idol and he had my number,” wrote Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. “Unfortunately, motorcycles can give us everything, but they can also take everything from us at any time.” The Frenchman Fabio Quartararo and the Spaniard Marc Marquez (among others) also reacted.

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