Laguna Seca MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race Death

Two Riders Die in Laguna Seca MotoAmerica Supersbike RaceThe second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race was struck by tragedy when two of its competitors – both from Spain – died following an opening lap crash at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoAmerica reports that a chain-reaction crash occurred on the opening lap. Two riders involved – Bernat Martinez of Alberic, Valencia, Spain, and Daniel Rivas Fernandez of Moana Galicia, Spain, both passed away due to injuries.

MotoAmerica reports Martinez, 35, was transported from the raceway by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in Monterey, where he succumbed to his injuries.  Fernandez, 27, was transported by REACH Medical Air Services to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he also succumbed to injuries.

“I really don’t have any words to describe what we all feel,” said MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey. “First and foremost, is the loss to the families and loved ones. Our sincere condolences goes out to each and every one of them as well as the MotoAmerica family. They are in our thoughts and prayers.”

“We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas,” said Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Our prayers and hearts go out to their families and teams.”

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