The terrible news confirmed: Dean Berta Viñales died this afternoon after suffering a multiple accident in the first WorldSP300 race in Jerez . The young pilot, a cousin of Maverick Viñales and only 15 years old, was treated at the foot of the runway and even a helicopter took him directly to the nearest hospital, but nothing could be done for his life.
l Spanish pilot Dean Berta Viñales, 15 and cousin of champion of the world Maverick Viñales, died this afternoon at the Jerez circuit after a multiple crash on the last leg of the race Supersport300, contest in which debuted this season .
The images have hardly been seen beyond the tumult in a fall in backward positions and the television signal has quickly been directed to other areas of the circuit. It was in Turn 1 and Alejandro Carrión, Daniel Mogeda, Harry Khouri and Yeray Ruiz were also involved in it.
The young pilot has died as a result of serious injuries
he medical vehicles immediately arrived at the scene of the accident, treating the pilot on the track and being rushed by ambulance to the Circuit Medical Center. Unfortunately, and despite the efforts of the Jerez circuit medical staff , the Medical Center announced the death of the young driver at 3:11 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.
The pilot suffered serious head and chest injuries. The medical vehicles arrived at the scene immediately and the pilot was treated on the track, in an ambulance and at the Circuit Medical Center.Despite the best efforts of the circuit medical staff, the Medical Center announced at 3:11 p.m. that the young man He sadly succumbed to his injuries.
The severity of the accident caused the red flag to be raised quickly and the race ended with three laps remaining. The bad news that came from his state from the medical center caused that the Superbike race, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and any subsequent activity was also canceled.
Dean Berta was one of the representatives of the new Viñales Racing Team of the 2021 Supersport 300 World Championship, with the support of Yamaha Motor Europe. The Spanish team, created by Ángel Viñales, father of Maverick, disputes the competition with Yamaha R3 paths with the commitment to helping young drivers in their first steps in competition.
Dean Berta had just come from contesting the European Talent Cup in 2019 and 2020, where he obtained a thirteenth best result last year in Estoril, although he had already impressed in the Spanish national championships during his junior career so far.
In the last round of Magny Cours he had achieved his first points, in race 1 but the icing on the cake was the fourth place achieved in race 2 demonstrating the enormous progress made.
“The municipal government of Jerez conveys its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the young pilot Dean Berta Viñales, who died in competition this afternoon at the Jerez circuit. Rest in peace,” the letter reads.
— DAZN España (@DAZN_ES) September 25, 2021
For his part, Lewis Hamilton had problems in the pit entrance, which he agreed to change to dry tires. This brought him down to fourth place with no time to warm up the slick tire. The Mercedes , and seven times world champion, had set the best times in free practice.