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Moto2: Redding treated for back laceration

Scott Redding escaped serious injury during a huge crash in Sunday's Moto2 race at Misano, but was left devastated by the news that Shoya Tomizawa sustained fatal injuries in the incident.

Tomizawa fell from fourth place after running wide onto the back straight and was hit at high-speed by Alex de Angelis and then Redding, who were close behind and had no chance to avoid the stricken rider.

19-year-old Tomizawa died later in hospital.

Redding was also taken to the circuit medical centre, where he received ten stitches for a laceration to his back. de Angelis miraculously walked away from the huge accident.

"Scott's crash was a big one, so we are thankful that the only injury he sustained was a minor laceration on his back," said Redding's Marc VDS team manager Michael Bartholemy.

"We were deeply saddened by the news that Shoya Tomizawa succumbed to the injuries sustained. He was a respected rival and will be sorely missed in the paddock.

"Like everyone in the Marc VDS Racing Team, my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

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rob w - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 5:22 PM

No they both hit him, it was horrible and then I could not believe the marshals picked him up and dumped him on a stretcher which they then dropped! The standard of care was ridiculous, it was clear he was badly hurt. The approach was more keystone cops than professional. I have loved this sport all my life but some times it makes me sick to the pit of my stomach.

Kevin Gillie - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 5:01 PM

I have a lot of sympathy for Scott right now. He is such a young man and that incident will affect him deeply. I hope he gets great support from his people, and back at the next race riding like he been for the last 2 race weekends!

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