MP Motorsport driver Dilano van ‘t Hoff, 18, died Saturday after a crash at the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine in Belgium, his team said in a statement.
“MP Motorsport is deeply saddened to confirm that our driver, Dilano van ’t Hoff has passed away as a result of a crash during the second race of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine at Spa Francorchamps,” the statement read.
“We are devastated at the loss of one of our brightest Dutch talents, who brought so much energy to our team during the years he raced with us. Dilano has been a part of our racing family since his motorsport debut with MP back in 2021.
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“We offer our sincere condolences to Dilano’s family and his loved ones, and are in full support of them and our team members who have lost not only a driver but a friend as well.”
Van ’t Hoff won the Spanish F4 championship in 2021 and was ranked 15th in the FRECA standings entering Saturday.
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“Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine sadly announces the death of MP Motorsport driver Dilano Van ‘T Hoff. The incident happened during Spa-Francorchamps race 2,” FRECA said in statement. “We want to express our sincere condolences to the family, team and friends.
“Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps and SRO Motorsports Group join Alpine and ACI in expressing their sincerest condolences to the driver’s family, team and friends.”
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Van ‘t Hoff was involved in a multi-car wreck in wet conditions, according to multiple reports.
A minute of silence was held before the main 24 Hours of Spa race on Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report