Our article tribute to Dilano van't Hoff, who died a year ago

Fatally injured on Saturday July 1, 2023, after an accident during the second race of the FRECA meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, the Dutchman, Spanish F4 champion in 2021, was a promising driver and an extremely endearing boy. His teammates Victor Bernier and Sami Meguetounif, his friend from his kart years Isack Hadjar and his friend Pepe Martí, told us about this boy they loved so much.

Published on 01/07/2024 à 13:38

Jeremy Satis

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Our article tribute to Dilano van't Hoff, who died a year ago

Dilano van't Hoff (2004-2023)

From the scene of the tragedy, on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, to the Red Bull Ring 1000 km away, where F1, F2 et F3 occurred at the same time last year, the sadness was immense and the fear indescribable. Dilano van't Hoff, a young Dutch driver who was preparing to celebrate his 19th birthday at the end of July, leaves behind his family, his loved ones, but also track companions who appreciated him enormously. “I always saw Dilano as a friend rather than a teammate, confided to us Pepe Martí, F3 driver, who was teammate of Van't Hoff on several occasions, both in kart and in car. That's why I couldn't hold back my tears during the minute of silence. We certainly lost a pilot, but ultimately, I lost a friend. It's a difficult moment, which I find difficult to accept. »

Speaking with the pilots who knew Dilano best is to discover an extremely endearing boy, endowed with rare kindness and sensitivity beneath a tough-guy exterior. “Every day, we had little moments of fun, told us Sami Meguetounif, one of his two French teammates at MP Motorsport in FRECA during the 2023 season. From the outside, personally

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