BREAKING NEWS: Dutch driver Dylan van t Hof, 18, dies in racing car crash during Formula Regional European Championship at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
- FRECA confirms death of 18-year-old driver Dilano van t Hof
- Dutch driver involved in crash during race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps
- Tributes for the boy have poured in from across the sports world after the accident
The Formula Regional European Championship has announced the death of 18-year-old Dutch driver Dylan van’t Hof following a crash at Spa-Francorchamps.
The full statement reads: “The Alpine Formula Regional European Championship regrettably announces the death of MP Motorsport driver Dylan van t Hof.” The incident occurred during Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps. .
“My heartfelt condolences to his family, team and friends.
“The Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps Circuit and SRO Motorsport Group extend their sincere condolences to Alpine and ACI, as well as to the family, team and friends of the driver.”
The shocking incident occurred during a rainy final race at a circuit in Belgium, where a teenage boy was involved in a crash. video Pictures of the accident appeared on social media.
18-year-old Dutch driver Dylano van t Hof dies in crash at Spa-Francorchamps
Van t Hof appeared to spin in the rain, but was then hit by another vehicle
Footage showed the MP Motorsport driver losing control, spanning out and being hit by another driver due to wet weather on the track.
Van’t Hoff was in his second full season with FRECA. In his first competition, he scored one podium in Barcelona, and finished third at the same event in 2022.
Tributes have already begun pouring in for the young driver, with F1 boss Stefano Domenicali writing: “Very sad to learn of the passing of Dylan van t Hof today at Spa-Francorchamps.” . Dilano died pursuing his dream of reaching the pinnacle of motorsport.
“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones, along with the entire motorsport community.”
The news was followed by a minute’s silence on the Austrian grid ahead of the F2 race.
Van’t Hoff’s team, MP Motorsport, said: ‘MP Motorsport confirms that our driver, Dylan van Hoff, died in a crash during the second race of the Formula Regional European Championship with Alpine. and I am very sorry,” he wrote. Spa Francorchamps.
“We are devastated to lose one of the most talented Dutch players who has brought so much energy to our team over the years we have raced together. It has been part of our racing family since it made its motorsport debut with the MP in 2008.
“We extend our deepest condolences to Dylano’s family and his loved ones. We fully support them and the team members who lost not only their driver but also their friend.”
Formula Regional European Championship confirms teenager’s death in statement
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz wrote on social media: “Terrible news from Spa.” We have learned that Dylan Wand Hof has died in a serious Formula Regional accident.
“A very sad day for the entire motorsport family and my thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.”RIP Dilano.
Spa Francorchamps is F2 driver Antoine Hubert dies In the horrifying 170 mph collision race at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix.
He had just emerged from the famous Eau Rouge area of the high-speed Spa racing circuit, but was believed to have been involved in an accident that had happened seconds earlier.
A statement from the FIA said Hubert was rushed to a medical center after the incident but died of his injuries.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-12253921/Dutch-driver-Dilano-Van-T-Hoff-18-dies-racing-car-crash-Spa-Francorchamps-Belgium.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Dutch driver Dilano van t Hof, 18, dies in racing car accident in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium