Manéo Jung-Espinoza was a hotshot slingshot racer based in Ceres. In an effort to impress his girlfriend, he adjusted his trajectory during his run to pass through the Ring gate, and in so doing, inadvertently activated it. Triggering the defenses of the Slow Zone as he had been traveling at interplanetary velocities, he was subject to deceleration forces in excess of 100 gravities and liquefied almost instantly. His ship was the first one to pass through the Ring. Later was being drawn into a parking orbit around Ring Station.