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Motor Racing Teenager Perez dies after crashing yesterday

TEENAGE Moto3 rider Andreas Perez died today following a serious accident during Sunday’s race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The 14-year-old, who was part of the Reale Avintia Racing team in the Junior World Championship, succumbed to his injuries at Hospital Sant Pau today after the incident in the second race the previous day.

Perez impressed in last year’s European Talent Cup as he claimed two wins and a number of further podium finishes to end 2017 fourth in the rider standings before making the move to the Moto3 Junior World Championship.

Reale Avintia Racing posted on their website: “Andreas Perez [was] admitted [to hospital] with very serious brain injuries and shortly after was diagnosed brain dead.

“Although his heart kept beating and despite many efforts, finally the doctors could not do anything to save his life. Andreas has not been able to win this race.

“We have lost a great driver but above all a great person and we will miss him very much.

“The team and all its sponsors want to convey all the support of the world and a lot of encouragement to the family of Andreas in these difficult times.”

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