Tragedy struck the Interlagos racing circuit in Sao Paolo, Brazil on Sunday after a 23-year-old SuperBike racer Matheus Barbosa died after lsoing management of his Kawasaki Superbike throughout a race. Apparently, Barbosa’s bike suffered a brake failure and ended up smashing into a close-by metallic barrier. Barbosa was within the fourth place and combating onerous for a podium end however with 10 laps to go, he misplaced management of his bike whereas navigating a steep left nook. He flew throughout the grass and smashed into the metallic barrier. Regardless of the medics reaching the crash website inside a minute, Barbosa was pronounced lifeless on the spot.
Barbosa isn’t the primary Superbike driver to lose his life in a racing incident. Within the final 4 years, In 2019, Mauricio Paludete died in the same crash and it additionally passed off in Interlagos. In the identical 12 months, Danilo Berto misplaced his life throughout a warm-up session at Interlagos. Sergio dos Santos and Rogerio Munuera in 2017 and 2018 had been the opposite two racers respectively who misplaced their lives. Horrifyingly, all these incidents have taken place at Interlagos, a circuit that employs an anti-clockwise racing line which is exclusive as in comparison with different racing circuits.
#SBK | Very unhappy information. #MatheusBarbosa, a 23-year-old rider died after horror crash on the #Interlagos Circuit in a Brazilian SuperBike race. The younger man misplaced management of his #Kawasaki and crashed right into a metallic construction that was behind the protection limitations.#RIPpic.twitter.com/lHkKJnia2L
— MatraX Lubricants (@MatraxRacing) November 9, 2020
One Brazilian journalist, Claudio Legnani identified that the circuit had sub-standard security protocols. “At present Matheus Barbosa misplaced his life within the Brazilian SBK on the fifth spherical of the 12 months, on the Interlagos circuit. It hit a containment and died. In 2019 two different pilots died in the identical state of affairs after which the authorities accredited the safety measures,” Legnani tweeted.
Hoy perdió la vida Matheus Barbosa en el SBK Brasileño en la 5ta fecha del año, en el circuito de Interlagos. Impactó contra una contención y falleció. En 2019 fallecieron otros dos pilotos en el mismo escenario y luego las autoridades dieron como aptas las medidas de seguridad pic.twitter.com/AMixpBYux3
— Claudio D. Legnani (@claulegnani) November 8, 2020
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A SuperBike spokesman spoke in regards to the incident and mentioned the closest medical workforce reached Matheus in lower than 60 seconds however regardless of all their efforts, he succumbed to his essential accidents. The spokesman acknowledged that there will probably be an investigation into the incident.
The Superbike authorities additionally launched an announcement which mentioned the competitors was being held with all the required safety situations established by the suitable authorities.
There was no readability on whether or not the rest of the season will proceed though it has been noticed that after such incidents, the racing season does proceed with tributes being paid within the following race.