DEAN BERTA VIÑALES PASSES AWAY | WSSP
Dean Berta Viñales succumbs to injuries sustained in Jerez WorldSSP300 race
WorldSSP300 rider Dean Berta Viñales has sadly passed away after suffering fatal injuries at the Spanish round of the championship.
Dean Berta Viñales suffered fatal injuries in a multiple rider incident near the end of the first WorldSSP300 race of the weekend at Jerez. The 15-year-old Vinales Racing Team Yamaha rider crashed while riding at the front of a group just outside the top ten.
The wording of an official WorldSBK press release stated, “Berta Viñales was involved in a multi-rider incident at Turn 1, with the race immediately Red Flagged. The rider suffered severe head and thoracic injuries. Medical vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the rider was attended to on 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.”
All Saturday track activity was halted and then cancelled after the incident.
The cousin of MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales and WorldSBK rider Isaac Viñales, Berta Viñales was in his rookie season of WorldSSP300 racing.