Remembering Toriano Wilson – #26 Rookies Cup Rider

In memory of Toriano Wilson The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC), on the eve of his birthday (Feb 26, 1994), has shared the tribute video Remembering Toriano Wilson.

The fourteen-year-old ‘golden child’ of Bermuda Motor Racing and #26 Rookies Cup Rider was involved in a high-speed, three-way crash on turn six of lap one at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Sunday, August 17, 2008 during a Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup series race. He was airlifted to the UNC Hospital in North Carolina by helicopter but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Toriano Wilson #26 Memorial

 

“Toriano was always full of good energy and fun, but when it came time to get ready to race, he was ready and focused. He was a practical joker at heart. I certainly wasn’t immune to Toriano’s joking. He got me good a few times! Toriano was a great kid and a hard rider. As the season progressed, he harnessed his riding style and started garnering some really good results. On any given day, it could be the #26 bike at the front. He was that talented.Toriano will be missed.” – Kevin Schwantz Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Rider Coach

Photos courtesy of Brandon Bones. See full set here

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