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MP Motorsport withdraw from FRECA race after van 't Hoff death

The team have elected not to participate in this weekend's event in Italy.

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MP Motorsport have elected to withdrew from the Formula Regional European Championship event this weekend following the death of driver Dilano van 't Hoff.

Dutch teenager van 't Hoff was killed at Spa during a support race for last weekend's Spa 24 Hours at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix venue in a multi-car accident on the Kemmel Straight.

In wet conditions on a final lap restart, van 't Hoff's MP Motorsport-run machine was struck at high-speed before he succumbed to his injuries.

In a statement, team boss Sandor Dorsman explained the decision to withdrew the cars from the Mugello round of the championship.

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

"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 FRECA 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 RPM 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."

Fitzgerald was another driver involved in the fatal accident, and is reported to be recovering well and as being stable in hospital as he receives treatment.

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