Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier airlifted to hospital after horrifying qualifying crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier airlifted to hospital after horrifying crash in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello after the 19-year-old fell and was struck by another bike

  • Jason Dupasquier lost control of his bike and slid into the path of Ayumu Sasaki 
  • Sasaki had no time to avoid the crash and was thrown skywards off his bike 
  • Jeromy Alcoba also got caught in the incident but he and Sasaki are fine
  • MotoGP have confirmed that Dupasquier has been taken to hospital for checks 

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has ben taken to hospital for checks after a huge crash in qualifying for the Mugello Grand Prix.

The 19-year-old lost control and fell off his bike before being struck by Ayumu Sasaki who had no time to avoid the incident and was sent flying off his own machine.

Jeremy Alcoba was caught up in the aftermath as he also arrived unsighted to the crash over the crest at turn nine.

Jason Dupasquier has gone to hospital for checks after a crash in qualifying at Mugello

Jason Dupasquier has gone to hospital for checks after a crash in qualifying at Mugello

He slid off his bike and into the path of Ayumu Sasaki who was sent skywards

He slid off his bike and into the path of Ayumu Sasaki who was sent skywards

He slid off his bike and into the path of Ayumu Sasaki who was sent skywards

Medics were at the scene to check on both Sasaki and Dupasquier following the crash

Medics were at the scene to check on both Sasaki and Dupasquier following the crash

Medics were at the scene to check on both Sasaki and Dupasquier following the crash

Alcoba walked away while medics arrived to treat Sasaki and Dupasquier at the scene. 

Half an hour after the incident, Dupasquier was still on the circuit being attended to by medical officers before he was taken to Florence hospital for further treatment.

MotoGP’s official Twitter account confirmed that Alcoba and Sasaki were both okay.

It was not the only crash of a dramatic qualifying session as Takuma Matsuyama went airborne in a spectacular crash.

Matsuyama was drafted in as a replacement for fellow countryman Yuki Kunii at Honda Team Asia after Kunii sustained a broken collarbone at the French Grand Prix earlier this season.

The Japanese driver had a heavy crash of his own as he lost control and had a high-side moment which threw him off his bike and nearly into the path of Adrian Fernandez who fortunately didn’t collect him.

The Japanese rider though was able to get onto his feet and walk away from the crash.

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