MotoGP » Honda statement following death of Shoya Tomizawa

'Honda Motor Co. Ltd and Honda Racing Corporation would like to express their great sadness at the passing away of Shoya Tomizawa following an accident in today's San Marino Grand Prix...'

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Nuttyjake46 - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 7:59 PM


Agree with everyone !!

I watched the moto2 today and had one hell of a shock at the accident, But i obviously didnt know about the death till later on, To hear toby & JULIAN speaking and announcing it later on on eurosport after the motogp race was quite upsetting as i could hear Julians voice shaking as he was speaking i realised how close the paddock really is , They all have enough to say about each other about racing and everybody moaning about one another but when something like this happens they all pull together,, (Real Family)
Julians voice left even more of a lump in my thoat than what i had before i heard him..
This has changed the way look & think about Motogp, Not that i didnt love the sport to begin with anyway..

RIP TOMI !!!!!

Greener02 - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 9:05 PM

Julian Ryder was amazed by Tomizawa and he reminded us every race of his respect for him and how he said he was the find of the season, he really beleived that Shoya was going to be something big for the future and you could tell the dissapointment he had whenever Tomizawa crashed there was always a groan or oh no!

GPfan - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 10:30 PM

I do believe that Julian had a great deal of respect for Tomi, I remember when he introduced him at the Day of Champions at Donny last year - he kept going on about how he would be worth keeping an eye out for this year. He was right too - such a promising young rider.

Another great rider taken to the race track in the sky too soon. Bet there's some awesome racing up there...

Rest In Peace Shoya xx

ramjam 69

September 06, 2010 8:24 AM

I never saw the race live (watching WSBK), but was watching the highlights show later. There was obviously no coverage of the Moto2 race, just a very sombre voice over from Julian Ryder. Very sad day indeed, I believe Shoya was destined to be a great rider, I really grew to like him after his Quatar win, it's a real shame. I feel as deeply upset over Shoya's death as I did when Ayrton Senna died in 1994.
R.I.P Shoya Tomizawa, only the good die young

#flag,#sabbath,big# - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 9:01 AM

rest in peace shoya-san.
watching the race, i was amazed the race was'nt red-flagged immediately. there was debris everywhere. seeing replays of the accident, it appears he lost the rear on a very quick section of the track. i can't help wondering if TC would have helped him, merely putting him out of the seat and off the racing line (hence he losing positions). i'm not blaming anyone just speculating.
as much as i want to see riders riding the fastest, most difficult machines, there is a safety aspect to TC that critics gloss over. at misano, i saw VR, CS et al all sit up and back off when they'd exceeded limits and prolly saved from some accidents by the 'evil' TC. i love watching motogp but i don't want it to become a snuff sport.

bri t

September 06, 2010 1:45 PM

Yes the eurosport guys are great. I still would like to get Cox pinned down with his comment that things like this are "too bad" as if he was saying "Sh!t happens move on".

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