Ryan Villopoto has decided to still race in Australia this Saturday despite the death of this father late last week.
Villopoto posted an emotional Instagram explaining that he and his dad, Dan, had been preparing for the race down under for six weeks and he felt it was what he father would have wanted.
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For 6 weeks me and dad were preparing for Sydney @sxopensupercross This was our goal everyday at the track. Tonight I’ll be flying out to Sydney to race and finish what we started,this is what he would have wanted me to do. This weekend will all be for you dad. Thanks for everyone reaching out and to the promoters who entirely left this decision to me and my family this is what I wanted to do and needed to do.