MP Motorsport's Dutch driver Dilano van ‘t Hoff has passed away after being involved in a massive crash at Spa-Francorchamps. Hoff was racing in the Formula Regional by Alpine when he was part of a horrific accident along the Kemmel Straight in heavy rain conditions during the second race of the event.
Van't Hoff was in his second full season competing in FRECA. In his first year, he managed to get on the podium at Barcelona, finishing third at that event in 2022. Before FRECA, he had spent 2021 racing in two separate Formula 4 championships. In the UAE series, he finished second in the standings while he went on to win the Spanish F4 title that year.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali released a statement expressing condolence to the family and friends of Dilano van ‘t Hoff for their loss. The statement said, “We are so sad to learn of the passing of Dilano van 't Hoff today at Spa-Francorchamps. Dilano died in pursuit of his dream to reach the pinnacle of motorsport. Along with the entire motorsport community, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”
The FRECA also released a statement regarding, Hoff's death and said, "Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine sadly announces the death of MP Motorsport driver Dilano van't Hoff. The incident happened during Spa-Francorchamps race 2.
"We want to express our sincere condolences to the family, team and friends. Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps and SRO Motorsports Group join Alpine and ACI in expressing their sincerest condolences to the driver's family, team and friends."