Tribute To Tommy Aquino

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Tribute To Tommy Aquino

Former factory Yamaha rider Tommy Aquino, who died in an accident at Piru Ranch motocross track in California, will be remembered at a memorial service this weekend.

The hugely popular 21-year-old, who more recently raced in the British Superstock series, was fatally injured in a head-on collision involving two motorcycles at the circuit on February 2, 2014. Another rider was also seriously hurt in the incident and was airlifted to hospital.

ommy Aquino racing in the 2013 British Superbike Championship.
Tommy Aquino racing in the 2013 British Superbike Championship.

Aquino began his career in the AMA Pro Road Racing series in 2008. He raced in five AMA Pro seasons, taking five pole positions and one win with the Yes/Graves Motorsport Yamaha team in 2011 and finished third overall that year in the Daytona SportBike class.

Last year, Aquino rode for Team WD-40 in the 1000cc Superstock Class of the British Superbike Championship series.  He won one race, finished on the podium three times and was seventh overall at the end of the season.

Tommy Aquino racing in the 2013 British Superbike Championship.
Tommy Aquino racing in the 2013 British Superbike Championship.

Aquino’s funeral will be held this Saturday, February 15 at 2:00pm at Bishop Alemany High School, 11111 North Alemany Drive, Mission Hills, CA. Aquino’s family has invited everyone to attend a remembrance afterwards for Tommy at 28588 Santa Catarina Road, Saugus, CA.

To mark Aquino’s short but spectacular career this video tribute has been specially produced to a highlight the life of this popular young man who loved to race motorcycles.

Tommy Aquino tribute from ROVERSBERG productions on Vimeo.

  • Dustin

    Sad loss. Ride on into eternity, Tommy. RIP

  • William Connor

    Definitely sucks. I saw the race he won last season, very aggressive rider who was really great to watch. Wanted to be known by the name “Hollywood” apparently. They mentioned it several times during the race. Godspeed.

  • Heather McCoy

    When I think of Tommy Aquino, two words come to mind: sweet kid. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a YCRS Rider’s School a couple years ago. Our community has lost a real gem, but my heart goes out to his closest friends and family; I can only imagine the kind of vacuum a bright spot like that leaves when it’s gone. :(

  • Steve

    I admit that I don’t watch much if any super bike racing but how does a head on accident happen on a race track, never mind a motorcycle race track?