It is strange how quickly the phrase ‘they died doing what they loved’ loses its comfort. Death is an inescapable risk in motorsport. It is a spectre that doesn’t loom as large mercifully as it once used to, as advancements in safety continue to make motorsport a much safer place. But it remains omnipresent.
During the opening race of the World Superport 300 Championship – a support series on the ladder to World Superbikes – 15-year-old Dean Berta Vinales, cousin of MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales, tragically died following a multi-rider incident.
In July, Spanish rider Hugo Millan was killed in