8-year-old motorcycle rider dies in training

Mathis Bellon fell on the Italian circuit Ala Kartin and another participant crushed him; A few days ago, another Scotsman died, aged just 11.

Jul 31, 2022 . Updated at 1:44 p.m.

Second tragic death of a child motorcycle rider in a few days. If on July 19 the world of motorsport was shocked by the loss ofMillar Buchanan, an 11-year-old Scotsman old, who died after suffering an accident on the East of Scotland Kart Club circuit, now the tragic news comes from Italy, where on the track Wing Trento Karting the pilot of only 8 years oldMathis Bellon was knocked down after falling off his motorcycle while training for the French speed championship.

After the impact, Mathis Bellon, from the French island of Réunion, was evacuated by helicopter to the Veronese hospital in Borgo Trento, where he had to be operated on twice, then transferred to another hospital in Montpellier (France), but all attempts to reverse his brain death have been unsuccessful.

Officials at the Italian circuit where the accident occurred expressed their condolences via social media.

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Bellon was one of the promises of French motorcycling and belonged to the Race Experience School promoted by ex-rider Sébastien Gimbert, who came to participate in the World Championship. Indeed, the young deceased driver had won the last two races of the MiniGP 115 category of the championship.

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