FIM MotoGP medical officer Giancarlo di Filippo issued a statement on the condition of Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier this afternoon, after the 19-year-old was airlifted to hospital.
The Swiss rider fell at the exit of Mugello’s turn nine, as the lightweight-class qualifying concluded, with Ayumu Sasaki and Jeremy Alcoba caught up in the dramatic accident which brought out the red flags.
The PruestelGP rider was initially provided immediate treatment on track by the championship’s medical team, before an air ambulance transferred him directly to Florence for more specialist care.
“Rider number 50, Jason Dupasquier was involved in a very serious crash during Qualifying 2 of Moto3,” di Filippo explained.
“The FIM medical intervention team vehicles arrived immediately on the site of the accident and after that he was transferred to the Careggi hospital in Florence in a haemodynamically stable way. He is in a very serious condition and we will wait for further updates from the hospital” he concluded.
Initial fears also suspected injuries for Sasaki, with the KTM rider later cleared and walking away bruised but okay.
“I hit his bike and had a very big crash,” Sasaki explained.
“Fortunately, I’m ok. I have some pain everywhere and mainly in my foot, but it’s not broken. I hope I won’t feel so much pain tomorrow morning - it’s going to be a long race with a big group, but I felt good on the bike. Now I focus on my recovery and we’ll try our best tomorrow.”
The third rider involved, Alcoba, was equally as lucky to escape uninjured, with the Gresini rider explaining:
“When such things happen it’s hard to speak about anything else. All I can say is that Jason can recover as quick as possible.
“I was pushing hard because I didn’t get the chequered flag and I thought I could improve, but at the Arrabbiata corner we saw the red flag. [Gabriel] Rodrigo, who was ahead of me, hit the brakes and I moved to the right to a blind spot and before I knew it I was on the ground. I didn’t even have the time to realise how and why I crashed.”
“Our thoughts obviously are all for Dupasquier, as we hope he can recover as quick as possible” his team-mate, Rodrigo, concluded.