RideApart is currently confirming reports that MotoAmerica Superbike/STK 1000 racer, Dani Rivas #7 died Sunday night following injuries sustained from an on-track collision.

UPDATE: It's confirmed from MotoAmerica that Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas lost their lives.

On July 19th, around 5pm during the start of the second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race, there was a incident that featured five motorcycles. Monterey County Weekly paper states two racers died from the same incident, but that is unconfirmed as of 10:30pm PST.

Two Racers Dead After Laguna Seca MotoAmerica/World SBK Race - Dani Rivas and Bernat Martinez
: “As medical personnel arrived on scene, one rider tried to sit up on his own, but was screaming in pain. Medics held him down in order to administer help. A second injured rider tried to walk away from the scene, but began limping and was helped to the ground by medical personnel.

One of the injured riders was taken by helicopter to the trauma center at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. A second injured rider was taken by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.”

Our hearts and prayers go out to his team, family and friends of both racers. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Dani was only 27 years old, hailing from Spain. He raced the #7 BMW S1000RR for EasyRace Superbike team. Photos courtesy of EasyRace Superbike team Facebook.

Excerpt from the MotoAmerica press release:

A chain-reaction, multi-bike incident on the first lap of today's second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.

Bernat Martinez, of Alberic, Valencia, Spain, was transported from the raceway by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in Monterey, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 35.

Daniel Rivas Fernandez, of Moana Galicia, Spain, was transported by REACH Medical Air Services to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he also succumbed to injuries. He was 27.

Read the full release here. 

Lead photo courtesy of MotoAmerica.

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