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Honda express great sadness at Tomizawa death

'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...'
'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.

'Tomizawa crashed on the 12th lap of the Moto2 race. The Japanese rider was immediately treated at trackside, then at the circuit medical centre and then at Riccione hospital. Numerous attempts were made to resuscitate him but at 14.20hrs he succumbed to cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma.

'Both Honda Motor Co. Ltd and Honda Racing Corporation would like to extend their deepest condolences to Tomizawa's family and friends.

'Nineteen-year-old Tomizawa, from Chiba, was a very popular rider in the MotoGP paddock, known for his sunny smile and determination on the racetrack. He made his Grand Prix debut at Motegi in the 125 class in 2006. In 2008 he took the runner-up spot in the 250 All-Japan Championship.

'He became a full-time GP rider last season, taking 17th place in the 250 World Championship.

'This year he moved into the new Moto2 series and made history by winning the opening round.

"We are very saddened by this news and our thoughts of course are now with Shoya's family and friends. He was at the start of his Grand Prix career and today we have lost fine young rider and a talent for the future. Shoya had fighting spirit, we will all miss him very much…"

'Shuhei Nakamoto, Vice-President, Honda Racing Corporation.'



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Nuttyjake46 - Unregistered

September 05, 2010 7:59 PM

HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS 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 !!!!!



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