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Team Brazil’s Lewis Family Injured In RV Accident

Team Brazil’s RV made it almost all the way to Brainerd International Raceway, but an impaired driver unfortunately thwarted their plans to race this weekend.

For most of the riders and teams in the MotoAmerica Championship, Brainerd International Raceway is one of the “long-haul” events because of its location in the upper Midwest. But, for Team Brazil’s Lewis family, who live in Osasco, Brazil, the trip is an epic journey through most of two continents and across the equator.

Last night, as the team was traveling through Milwaukee, a driver in another vehicle lost control and struck the Lewis’s RV.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, including team owner, manager, and father Carlos; his son Danilo, who races in Medallia Superbike; his daugher Gabrielly, who joined the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship this season; and his other daughter Victoria. However, according to Carlos Lewis, “We are very shaken, and it was an ugly accident. We will not be able to make this round.” Lewis added that the family has various cuts and bruises, and the RV was badly damaged, but Lewis said the worst part of all is that they’re not able to participate in this weekend’s MotoAmerica Superbikes at Brainerd event.

As for the other driver, he was also unhurt but smelled of alcohol and was clearly impaired. He was transported to the hospital in order to test his blood-alcohol content.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the entire Lewis family, and we hope to see them back in the paddock as soon as they are able.

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