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Jul 27, 2014

AMA Pro Supersport Racer Erick Yahir Sanchez, R.I.P. (Updated)

Erick Yahir Sanchez, R.I.P.

Racer Erick Yahir Sanchez suffered fatal injuries when he crashed during a race in Mexico Sunday. He was 18 years old.

Sanchez had qualified on pole position for the Super Cupa Telcel Pachuco race at Autodromo Pachuco in Hildalgo, Mexico. Roadracing World has not been able to verify circumstances of the crash.

Sanchez had been racing a Meen Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 in AMA Pro Racing Supersport events and said in his rider profile on that he lived in Memphis, Tennessee. 

His profile can be seen here:

This post from his father appeared on the official Yahir Sanchez Facebook page Sunday: "Hello to all our friends from Facebook to them I mention that the day today has lost the race and won God to set a great son and a pilot. I love you son, wherever you are your mom your brother and I miss you we are going to miss you very much. For all the people that want to join us we are going to be at the funeral parlor of Gayoso in Felix Caves and Gabriel Mancera. Thanks to all of you."

His official Facebook page can be seen here:

More information will be posted as it  becomes available.

This just in: Services have been scheduled today at the funeral home Gayoso en Félix Cuevas y Gabriel Mancera. EJE 7 SUR 810 Colonia del Valle, México City, Mexico.

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha:

Meen Motorsports mourns the loss of their AMA Supersport rider Erick Yahir Sanchez

Morgan Hill, CA - Meen Motorsports mourns the loss of their AMA Supersport rider Erick Yahir Sanchez, who suffered a fatal motorcycle racing accident in Hidalgo, Mexico on the afternoon of July 27, 2014.

In conjunction with his commitments riding with Meen Motorsports for the AMA Pro Supersport championship, Sanchez continued his own privateer efforts in his home country of Mexico, racing his personal equipment at local and national race circuits. Sanchez had qualified on pole position on Saturday for the fourth installment of the MexBike Championship at the autodromo Moises Solana in Pachuca with the main race taking place on Sunday.

" A breath of fresh air in the AMA paddock, Yahir always had a smiling attitude towards racing and life in general. I loved how he would always show up saying, 'BUDDY TODAY I GO FULL GAS!' His contagious laugh was always present under our team canopy and will truly be missed. It was a privilege to be part of this talented young man's life and to have shared many great moments with him and his family at the track. The Sanchez family will always be part of the Meen Motorsports racing family. Our deepest condolences go out to his, mother, father and brother at this heartbreaking time," states Meen Motorsports team owner Ameen Sajjadi.

Services for Erick Yahir Sanchez will take place today, Monday July 28, 2014 in hometown of Mexico City at the funeral home Gayosa en Felix Cuevas Y Gabriel Mancera, EJE 7 Sur 810 Colonia del Valle, Mexico D.F.

Meen Motorsports llora la pérdida de su AMA Supersport rider Erick Yahir Sánchez

Morgan Hill, CA (28 de Julio, 2014) - Meen Motorsports llora la pérdida de su AMA Supersport rider Erick Yahir Sánchez, quien sufrió un fatal accidente moto racing en el estado de Hidalgo, México, en la tarde del 27 de Julio, 2014.

Junto con sus compromisos a montar con Meen Motorsports en el Campeonato AMA Pro Supersport, Sánchez continuó su propio esfuerzo corsario en su país de origen de México, corriendo su equipo personal en circuitos de carreras locales y nacionales. Sánchez había calificado en primera posición el Sábado para la cuarta entrega de la MexBike del campeonato en el autódromo Moisés Solana en Pachuca con la carrera principal que se realizará el Domingo.

"Un respiro de aire fresco en el paddock de AMA, Yahir siempre tuvo una actitud sonriente hacia las carreras y la vida en general. Me encantaba cómo llegaba a la pista diciendo 'AMIGO, HOY VOY EL GAS LLENO! ' Su contagiosa risa siempre estuvo presente bajo el dosel de nuestro equipo y realmente lo extrañaremos. Fue un privilegio ser parte de la vida de este joven talentoso y haber compartido muchos grandes momentos con él y su familia en la pista. La familia Sánchez será parte de la Meen Motorsports familia por siempre. Nuestras condolencias más profundas salen a su, madre, padre y hermano en este tiempo duro," declara el dueño de equipo de Meen Motorsports Ameen Sajjadi.

Servicios para Erick Yahir Sanchez llevará a cabo hoy, lunes, 28 de julio de 2014 en su ciudad natal de la Ciudad de México en la funeraria Gayosa en Félix Cuevas Y Gabriel Mancera, EJE 7 Sur 810 Colonia del Valle, México D. F.