Monday, September 6


JAPANESE rider Shoya Tomizawa died on Sunday, September 5 in Riccione Hospital from injuries sustained in the Moto2 race at Misano earlier in the day. The 19-year-old suffered a serious crash and subsequent cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma.

Given the seriousness of his condition - especially for the thoracic and abdominal trauma - Tomizawa was immediately treated at the Misano World Circuit medical centre and put under artificial respiration. He was then taken by ambulance to the Riccione Hospital accompanied by two doctors - helicopter was not used in order to allow for the proper respiratory support to be administered. Despite various attempts to resuscitate him Shoya sadly succumbed to his injuries at 2.20 pm on Sunday, Italian time.

Everybody involved in MotoGP extends its deepest condolences to Shoya’s family and friends at this tragic loss.