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MP Motorsport withdraws from next FREC round after van’t Hoff fatality

by Ida Wood

MP Motorsport has withdrawn from the next Formula Regional European Championship round at Mugello following the death of their driver Dilano van’t Hoff last weekend.

Teenaged Dutch racer van’t Hoff was killed in a crash in FREC’s second race at Spa-Francorchamps, and was in his third year of racing in the series with the team.

This weekend’s races at Mugello mark the halfway point of the 10-round season, and MP’s drivers currently sit 10th, 15th and 18th in the standings. Sami Meguetounif is the highest placed, having taken a podium at Barcelona, Victor Bernier is five places lower having scored twice including a fourth place at Imola, and van’t Hoff had also scored twice.

MP announced its absence from Mugello with a statement from team principal Sander Dorsman:

Dear friends,

Last Saturday we lost a great driver, but above all a charismatic young man that motivated and inspired so many people around him.


We keep on racing, for Dilano, like he would have wanted. But before doing so, we choose to be with Dilano, his family and friends during the next days and during his funeral service.


Because of this and all emotions and questions we have, we feel the FREC event at Mugello this week comes too early and as a team we decided to not participate in this event.


Our thoughts are also with Adam Fitzgerald. We wish him, his family and team Race Performance Motorsport all strength during his recovery process.


Dilano, thank you for being you. We will all miss you so much, but we will always remember you.


On behalf of everyone at MP Motorsport,
Sander Dorsman