Austrian René Hofer is a junior motocross World and European champion who’s hotly tipped to achieve success in the elite ranks. He is an exceptional motocross rider – so says one who knows: Austrian motorsport legend Heinz Kinigadner.
René Hofer: Died, Motocross, Cause Of Death, Obituary
The international motocross world has been left in shock after rising Austrian star Rene Hofer and two others died after becoming trapped in an avalanche during a ski trip in Salzburg province over the weekend.
They were part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a roughly 200-meter (655-foot) wide slab of snow as they ascended a slope during a ski tour on Saturday in the Tweng area, in Salzburg province.
A MOTOCROSS rising star has been killed in an avalanche along with two of his friends while on a skiing trip in Austria. Rene Hofer was just 19 when he and his pals were swept away and buried by the slab of snow in Tweng, Salzburg. 3. Rene Hofer was a rising star on the motocross.
He was among 11 other skiers when they were ascending the 2,126 metre mountain Lachenspitze on Saturday.
Cause of Death:
The professional motocross athlete passed away yesterday during an alpine skiing trip with numerous other friends.
The 19-year-old Austrian and two of his friends did not survive the accident.
It is still unknown as to who else has been affected out of the group of 11 individuals. The avalanche occurred on Saturday in the Salzburg province of Austria.
Rene Hofer, a Red Bull KTM MX2 rider, died in an avalanche on December 5, 2021.
His family, friends, and admirers are heartbroken at his unexpected death. May his pure spirit rest in peace, and may his family find the strength to overcome their grief.