The Carxpert PrüstelGP team of German manager Florian Prüstel has just issued an emotional statement a day after losing their young rider Jason Dupasquier who was serving his second season in the Moto3 World Championship with them. And although this Sunday before the fatal outcome was made public, they had already withdrawn from the Italian GP and their pilot Ryusei Yamanaka, they have confirmed that they will go ahead “for Jason”
This is how the statement reads:
Dear sponsors and friends,
Dear world of motorsport
Yesterday the most brutal side of our beloved sport hit us and it is difficult for us to write the pain we feel right now. Our world came to a standstill when Swiss driver Jason Dupasquier failed to win the toughest battle of his life after suffering a crash in Q2 during the Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit (Italy). The injuries were very serious and we regret the loss of a young driver, but above all a great person. Our sincere condolences to Jason’s family and friends.
He was always an incredibly nice and funny guy, and a role model for many young talents. This is exactly how we want to remind you. A hardworking and respectful athlete who made his dream of being Moto3 champion come true. We can all be proud of the legacy Jason leaves behind despite his young age, just 19 years old.
We are overwhelmed by the huge condolences and all the messages we are receiving. Now we have to accept and process this sad situation. We are doing everything we can to continue Jason’s mission and create an honorable memory for him. “
We want to say a few words about the time we spent with Jason:
“After a one-day test with us after the 2019 Austrian GP, Jason’s first official appearance was in January 2020 at the Hockey Open Air at the Dynamo Dresden stadium, and before a crowd of almost 32,000 people. With two brilliant exhibition races, made possible by ADAC Sachsen, Jason Dupasquier brought a true warm MotoGP atmosphere to the stadium with his Moto3-KTM in freezing cold conditions. It was a first taste of the German Grand Prix, our home GP at the Sachsenring.
And then he was with us at the presentation of the Carxpert PrüstelGP 2020 team, before the sponsors and numerous fans at the Sachsenring. This sympathetic Swiss with his charming accent was highly appreciated by the racing community, thanks to his incredibly positive charisma. He quickly became a crowd favorite and for us it was the beginning of an extraordinary collaboration.
As the son of the successful former motocross rider Philippe Dupasquier, he was born with a passion for gasoline and speed. In 2019, he competed in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and also gained experience in the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship.
2020 was expected to be a challenging year for the PrüstelGP team in sporting terms. Jason made his Moto3 debut in March 2020 at the Qatar GP. For Jason Dupasquier and his teammate from last year, Barry Baltus, it was a difficult rookie year to learn and catch up with the best drivers in his class.
In 2021, everything was different. The hard training during the winter months paid off and we had a sensational start to the season with both drivers in the points in the first five races. We were looking forward to the home GP, full of excitement with our two drivers Jason Dupasquier and the Japanese Ryusei Yamanaka.
Now we have to go back to the Sachsenring without Jason. But we want to honor Jason and run for him. We are very proud of what Jason Dupasquier has given us during his time at PrüstelGP. He has made a great improvement, being constantly in the points. We firmly believe that he was very close to his first podium in the Moto3 World Championship“
“Now we want to travel this last road with him. We cannot say today what will happen next, but one thing is for sure, it will continue for Jason !, ‘Always in our hearts’, We are a family and Jason will remain in our hearts forever. Let’s stay together in this difficult time. We sincerely thank you for all your support and your messages ”.
Signed: Florian Prüstel and the entire Carxpert PrüstelGP team