Shoya Tomizawa

7 Sep

Just a sombre post today, to make everyone aware of the death of Shoya Tomizawa over the weekend. The 19 year-old was killed in the Moto2 support race at San Marino. Scott Redding, the young British rider who hit Tomizawa after the Japanese rider crashed in front of him, was said to be severely traumatised. Valentino Rossi, who rode in the main race and was later informed of Tomizawa’s death, said afterwards: “Shoya was very funny, always smiling and always had nice things to say to everyone. He was young with a great career ahead of him. We are all so sad.” Eskil Suter, the chief executive of Suter racing, Tomizawa’s team, said in a statement yesterday: “Shoya was more than a friend. He was like a family member. He was loved by everybody in the paddock and I am terribly sorry for his family and his team who suffered this tragic loss.”

Shoya Tomizawa 1990 - 2010

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2 Responses to “Shoya Tomizawa”

  1. andyalstonf1 September 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Condolences to his family and friends. It is always horrible to hear of such a terrible accident.

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