The death of Dean Berta Viñales at the SuperSport 300 race on the weekend of Superbikes at Jerez circuit It has been a very hard blow for the world of motorcycles and sports in general.
The 15-year-old young man died in an accident with very bad luck, when he crashed with other riders three laps from the end of the test. His loss has filled social networks with messages of solidarity and pain, especially but not only from the world of two wheels.
Pilots of different generations like Marc Márquez, Sergio Garcia Dols or Carlos Checa have shown their pain for the death of a fellow circuit, but also politicians such as the minister Miquel Iceta, the president of the CSD Jose Manuel Franco or the leader of Ciudadanos Ines Arrimadas They have sent their messages of condolence.
Although perhaps one of the most heartfelt farewells is that of Xabi Zurutuza, pilot like Berta and ex-rival. “My friend, my Superbike 300 buddy.”
What’s going on? My friend, my Superbike 300 companion: DEAN BERTA VIÑALES has always gone to Jerez today. I’m sorry. My condolences to his parents, sister and grandparents (they went everywhere with him), to # ViñalesRacingTeam # DeanBertanViñales 💫DEP friend pic.twitter.com/YeBHeEBeak
– Xabi Zurutuza (@ XabiZurutuza85) September 25, 2021
Rest in peace Dean🙏 All my support to family and friends. https://t.co/20PZPjMhdl
– Marc Márquez (@ marcmarquez93) September 25, 2021
Two tragic news that shocks us. Two unfortunate accidents that take the lives of 15- and 16-year-olds ahead of them. My condolences and all my affection for the relatives and companions of the rider Jairo Huertas and the pilot Dean Berta Viñales.
– Inés Arrimadas (@InesArrimadas) September 25, 2021
I accompany his family and friends in the sentiment, as well as motorcycling lovers |||| The pilot Dean Berta Viñales, Maverick’s cousin, Toni López Jordà, dies in Jerez https://t.co/RXaypyTpN6
– Miquel Iceta Llorens / ❤️ (@miqueliceta) September 25, 2021
Shocked by the sad news of the death of Dean Berta Viñales.
Our support and love to your family, friends and team.
Rest in peace. https://t.co/iomVIVqcmD
– José Manuel Franco (@conJoseMFranco) September 25, 2021
Today tragedy struck us again. Dean Berta Viñales (15 years old), Maverick’s cousin, died in the first Supersport 300 race of the weekend in Jerez in a multiple accident. Rest in peace. All my support, respect and affection for the family. @WorldSBK pic.twitter.com/Sm4pDY6Py9
– Carlos Checa Carrera (@ CarlosCheca7) September 25, 2021
Very sad day for motorcycling. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dean Berta Viñales. D.E.P
Very sad for motorcycling. My sincere condolences for Dean Berta Viñales’ family and friends. RIP pic.twitter.com/0KBoSD3wpn
– Sergio García Dols (@ garciadols11) September 25, 2021
Saddened by the death of young Dean Berta Viñales after suffering an accident in the first race of Supersport 300 at the Jerez circuit.
Our condolences to the world of motorcycling, family and friends. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/MeHpNSpCyf
– Cádiz Football Club (@Cadiz_CF) September 25, 2021
My support and love to Dean Berta’s family. Rest in peace champion. pic.twitter.com/CgugBfv5PQ
– Carlos Sainz (@CSainz_oficial) September 25, 2021
Although the celebration of the races this Saturday in Jerez was suspended, the organization of the Superbike world championship consulted with the family to ask them for permission about If they wanted the pending races to be held this Sunday and planned and so it has been.
Isaac and Maverick Viñales, cousins of the pilot and owners of the team, gave their OK, but not before dedicating a minute of silence in which colleagues, commissioners and other members of the motorcycle family showed their pain.
The @circuitodejerez it is flooded with a deafening silence to remember Dean Berta Viñales.@ISAAC_VINYALES and Maverick, at the head of an entire paddock that goes on for the memory of Dean. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0yEGHVscA8
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) September 26, 2021
There are riders who will not be there this Sunday, out of respect, and one in particular has decided to retire. Is about Michel Fabrizio, who returned to racing this year after 16 years from the last time he was in SuperSport, and has not been able to bear to see the death of a boy twice his age.