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SBK, Tragedy in Brazil: Lorenzo Somaschini dead at the age of 9 years

The very young Argentine rider crashed on Friday during the Junior Cup free practice at the Interlagos circuit, with futile attempts by doctors to save him

SBK: Tragedy in Brazil: Lorenzo Somaschini dead at the age of 9 years

Tragedy has struck the world of motorcycling: Lorenzo Somaschini, a 9-year-old rider, lost his life following a fall at the Interlagos circuit, which occurred during the free practice session of the Junior Cup, a series that's part of the Brazilian SBK championship. The Argentine rider struggled between life and death for four days but, in the end, he didn't make it.

The following is a statement from the championship organizer.

"SuperBike Brasil announces, with great sadness and regret, the death of rider Lorenzo Somaschini which occurred on Monday at 7:43 p.m. The Argentine, born in Rosario, had been admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo in intensive care and, unfortunately, did not survive. The SuperBike Brasil organization has been providing full assistance to the rider's family since Friday, when the Argentine rider crashed during the first free practice of the Junior Cup, valid for the 4th round of the SuperBike Brasil, at the Interlagos Autodrome. As soon as he fell at the exit of the Pinheirinho corner, the rider was promptly attended to on the spot by the medical team in an intensive care ambulance. He was then taken to the circuit's emergency room, where his condition was stabilized. After this procedure, he was transported in an advanced support unit (mobile intensive care unit) to Pedreira General Hospital, where he remained until the early hours of Saturday morning, following all medical protocols, until his transfer to Albert Einstein Hospital. All members of the SuperBike Brasil team are saddened by the incident and express their sincere condolences to all of Lorenzo's family and friends."

The editorial staff of GPOne extends its deepest condolences to Lorenzo's family and friends.


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Translated by Leila Myftija

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