the dutch pilot Dilano van’t Hoff passed away this Saturday at the age of 18 as a result of a serious accident at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the European Regional Formula Championship (FRECA), which was celebrating its fourth round of the season on the Belgian track.
“MP Motorsport is deeply saddened to confirm that our driver, Dilano van’t Hoff, has passed away as a result of an accident during the second race of the Alpine European Regional Formula Championship at Spa-Francorchamps,” his team confirmed.
During the last stage of the second race of the day there was an accident at the entrance of the Kemmel straight, where visibility was poor due to the rain. Among those involved were the Swiss Joshua Dufeck, the American Enzo Sciontithe Irish adam fitzgerald and Van’t Hoff himself.
It was these last two who staged the most serious action, with Fitzgerald brutally impacting, in the shape of a ‘T’, against the Dutchman’s car. Both were taken to the hospital, where Van’t Hoff died after failing to overcome his injuries.
Dilano Van’t Hoff’s fatal crash in the @circuitspa. It was in the European Regional Formula. The Dutchman of the team was 18 years old @OfficialMPteam. The @fia You must explain why you continued running in those conditions. Why in a promotional yes and why not with the @F1 in 2021. pic.twitter.com/wU4oBEq8Le
— Dario Coronel (@dcoronel) July 1, 2023
Van’t Hoff, who in 2021 won the Spanish F4 Championship, was sixteenth in the FRECA general classification, which he was contesting for the second consecutive year.
(With information from Europe Press)