September 26, 2021
The founder of the mobile clinic: “The tragedy upsets because it sets the limit of motorcycle racing in the motorcycle itself”.
Doctor Claudio Costa, founder of the MotoGP mobile clinic, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport expressed his thoughts on the death of the very young Dean Berta Viñales, victim of an accident in a SuperSport 300 race at the age of 15.
“As a primary and main thing I am close to all the loved ones of this boy, especially his parents. Unfortunately I have often lived these moments with riders I loved and who were my friends. Today the tragedy upsets because it sets the limit of motorcycle racing in the We have all worked over the years, with the help of the riders, of Loris Capirossi, Franco Uncini, the Clinica Mobile to promote safety, but unfortunately we will never have absolute certainty “.
“Now the tracks are safe, if it weren’t for the fact that the last unavoidable obstacle to safety in motorcycle racing is precisely the motorcycle: this is the object that unfortunately still creates these situations of sadness. A motorcycle accident hitting you is devastating even at low speed. What the motorcycle can do to a body is disproportionate: the human body becomes powerless to any kind of protection. In immediate rescue we always look for possibilities to fight even the irreparable, but when the bike hits vital points such as the head and neck, hopes are reduced to nothing “, explained Dr. Costa.