Nineteen-year-old Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa has died after a crash during Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix, the second death in the sport in two events. Doctor Claudio Costa, part of the motorcycling world championship’s medical team, told reporters the news.
Riders in the premier MotoGP class were also informed after their race, won by Dani Pedrosa.
“I found out now, when things like this happen nothing else matters,” world champion Valentino Rossi told Mediaset television. “He was a lovely guy, it was a horrible accident.”
Suter’s Tomizawa was travelling at full speed when he fell off before a corner and was hit violently by the bikes of Alex De Angelis and Scott Redding, who both also tumbled but looked relatively unhurt.
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