A tragic accident in the USA. Scott Briody is dead.
This is a tragic weekend for the world of motorcycle racing. Scott Briody had a fatal accident in qualifying for MotoAmerica at Brainerd International Raceway. Doctors did not manage to save the 50-year-old’s life.
On Friday, the media spread information about the death of just 8-year-old Mathis Bellon, who died as a result of a serious accident that occurred during a competition held in Italy. Unfortunately, another tragic event happened in the United States on the occasion of the MotoAmerica championship round. Scott Briody fell down during qualifying at the Brainerd International Raceway. The 50-year-old from New York was seriously injured and despite the rapid intervention of medical services, his life could not be saved.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Scott Briody. Our thoughts are now with Scott’s family, his team and the entire MotoAmerica paddock. We are praying for his soul, said Chuck Aksland, MotoAmerica CEO in a press release.
Out of respect for Briody, the stewards of the American racing series have decided to cancel Friday’s remaining training and qualifying sessions at the Brainerd International Raceway. Motorcyclists are expected to return to the competition on Saturday. “It’s hard to focus on racing at this moment,” wrote Danilo Petrucci, who competes in MotoAmerica, on social media.
It was the third season of MotoAmerica for Briody. The American raced in two racing classes – Stock 1000 and Supersport. By profession, he was an engineer-mechanic and owner of the company Innovative Machining Services.
The 50-year-old was addicted to adrenaline. He raced not only on motorcycles but in his free time he rested by riding snowmobiles and cross bikes. He was often accompanied by friends and family members on such outings.
He also participated in the 200 miles of Daytona, competing in several foreign championships reserved for 1000 cc.