Motorcycle Racing News Indy USGPRU: Lenz, 13, Perishes in Crash

Indy USGPRU: Lenz, 13, Perishes in Crash

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MotoGP USGPRU News

Statement from Stewart Aitken-Cade, chief steward, USGPRU:

“USGPRU rider Peter Lenz, age 13 from Vancouver, Wash., suffered traumatic injuries in a crash on the warm-up lap of the USGPRU race Sunday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and succumbed to his injuries. The other rider involved in the incident was not injured.”

American Honda extends their heartfelt condolences to the Lenz family at the loss of their son Peter at this event. Peter was an accomplished amateur road racer and former champion.

Our hearts go out to Peter’s family and the many friends he made along the way.

As part of the IndyGP, the USGPRU’s Moriwaki MD250H spec class ran on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The class is an opportunity for young talent to race at the Brickyard on nearly identical race motorcycles for the first time. Lenz hails from Fort Vancouver, Washington.

Statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and CEO Jeff Belskus, regarding the USGPRU accident involving rider Peter Lenz:

“Our hearts go out to the parents, family and friends of Peter Lenz. Words cannot adequately express the sadness of our company and our employees about this tragic incident and Peter is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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