Two racers die in Laguna Seca Raceway crash


SALINAS (KRON) — Two motorcyclists died in a crash Sunday at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Secain Salinas, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

The multi-bike collision happened during the first lap of the second MotoAmerica Superbike and Superstock 1000 race.  The two men were gravely injured during the crash, according to a statement posted on MotoAmerica’s website, the company which organized the event.

The two victims, Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27, of Moana, Spain and Bernat Martinez, 35, of Alberic, Spain were transported to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Natividad Medical Centerwhere they later died of their injuries, MotoAmerica said.

“We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas,” CEO and general manager of the Maza Raceway Laguna Seca Gill Campbell said in the statement.

“Our prayers and hearts go out to their families and teams,” Campbell said.


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