Tommy Aquino killed in California crash

Monday, 3 February 2014

21-year-old American rider Tommy Aquino has passed away following a motocross accident at the Piru motocross track in California on Sunday.

According to officials, Aquino lost his life in an incident which took place shortly before 12.30pm, with reports labeling the incident a head-on collision between two motorcyclists at the track in the 4300 block of Center Street. One rider was seriously injured and taken to hospital by helicopter, while Aquino was pronounced dead at the scene with his family confirming his passing shortly afterwards.

Aquino had quickly risen through the ranks and was recently a competitor in the British Superstock Series. He competed in Spain’s FIM CEV in 2011 (Valencia and Jerez) and 2012 (Jerez, Navarra and Catalunya, scoring points in the latter two). Also in 2011, he earned a victory at the New Jersey Motorsports Park before finishing third in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Rider Championship.

motogp.com extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Tommy Aquino (24 May 1992 – 2 February 2014).

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