Rene Hofer – tributes
Reading the tributes from Rene Hofer’s KTM teammates tell you everything you need to know about the young Austrian’s outstanding character and personality. The whole motocross world is stunned with Tim Gajser, Romain Febvre, Justin Cooper and Chad Reed amongst many others offering their condolences in a tragedy that is still barely believable.
Jeffrey Herlings: I really cannot believe it. 😭Spending so much time together even shared hotel rooms still last week in Italy and today you are in heaven. My heart feels broken, my body feels empty and my brain cannot believe it still.
You were like a little brother at times, often asking for advice and laughing so many times together. All my prayers are going to your family. I love you bro 😭 💔
Jill and Antonio Cairoli: Liebe Rene, we’re so thankful we got to know you, from a little shy boy to the happy note in our team! We will never ever forget your beautiful smile. Thanks for being such a sweet friend to Chase, you guys adored each other. We can’t believe this is true. We are heartbroken, heartbroken for Nadine, your mom and dad, your family and all the people that love you! We will miss you so so much Rene! Love you, Tony Jill Chase 🧡
Jorge Prado: I still can’t believe it. Life can be so unfair at times 😔. Rest in peace Rene and don’t stop smiling like you always did. My condolences to Rene’s family.
InFront Moto Racing: It is with a heavy heart that Infront Moto Racing must share the tragic news of the passing of one of its bright stars, Rene Hofer.
Rene was no doubt one of the happiest guys in the paddock, always seen with the biggest smile on his face. The Austrian had a bright future ahead of him and he showed a glimpse of what was to come when he claimed the 85cc Junior World Championship and European titles in 2016 and of course his incredible performance this season, including his first race win and Grand Prix victory in Pietramurata, along with the overall victory in the MX2 class at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations where he represented Team Austria.
Infront Moto Racing and the entire MXGP family expresses their deepest condolences and sends all their strength to Rene’s family, friends and the whole Team at KTM at this incredibly difficult time.
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