Junior Motor Racer Dies In Circuit Accident At 14 Years

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The Late Andreas Perez during a press conference
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Teenage rider Andreas Perez has died following an accident during Sunday’s fourth round of the Moto3 Junior World Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain.

The 14-year-old, who rode for Reale Avintia Racing, was involved in a crash involving multiple riders on Turn Five.

After receiving treatment on the track, Perez was rushed to hospital by helicopter but died on Monday morning.

“Andreas has not been able to win this race,” said a team statement.

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

Perez impressed in last year’s European Talent Cup as he claimed two wins and further podium finishes.

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