It is with great sadness that the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) officially announces the passing of Mathieu Daoust, while driving the GP-9. The accident happened during a qualification race this Sunday.

The HRL firstly offers its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the driver, to whom we will continue to provide support. Mathieu was a true ambassador of our sport and a seasoned driver since 2011. It is a great loss for the entire hydroplane family.

In order to respect the family and organization’s privacy, we will not comment further on this. More details will be communicated in the coming days.