By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
World Superbike rider Dean Berta Viñales has passed away. He was 15.
An official cause of death has not been released. He succumbed to his injuries following a crash in a race, according to the series.
He was involved in a wreck at the World SuperSport 300 this weekend. The incident happened on Lap 11 that included four other racers.
Alejandro Carrion, Daniel Mogeda, Harry Khouri, and Yeray Ruiz were also involved. No information was provided if they were injured.
The race was halted due to the crash. After a lengthy delay, officials declared Jeffrey Buis as the winner.
“The rider suffered severe head and thoracic injuries,” he said. “Medical vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the rider was attended to on the track, in the ambulance, and at the circuit Medical Centre.
“Despite the best efforts of the circuit medical staff, the Medical Centre has announced that Berta Viñales has sadly succumbed to his injuries.”
On social media, the series made a tribute to the late rider.
“We’re deeply saddened to report the loss of Dean Berta Vinales,” the tweeted said. “The #WorldSBK family sends love to his family, loved ones, and his team. Your personality, enthusiasm, and commitment will be hugely missed. The whole motorcycle racing world will miss you, Dean. Ride in Peace.”© 2007-2021 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.