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Matthew Birt  says:

Misano MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa dies after Moto2 accident

Shoya Tomizawa, winner of the first ever Moto2 race in Qatar back in April, has died from injuries he suffered in a crash during the Misano Grand Prix today. The Japanese rider was fighting in the lead group when he lost control in fourth place approaching the super-fast back straight section on lap 12. The 19-year-old was struck by Italian rider Alex...

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Jun 06

Posts: 24

alter says:


a terrible day for racing.i couldnt belive my eyes when i saw the marshalls heart goes out to family and was a red flag incident,no

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Jul 08

Posts: 139

Crasher_666 says:


I still feel physically sick at the manner of how this unfolded. Shocking scene management, the way he slid down the track you knew something was very badly wrong, how they didn't red flag that race beggars belief.

RIP Tomi-san

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Sep 10

Posts: 2

RaceVR says:

Shoya Tomizawa

R.I.P Shoya Tomizawa

This should be Front Page News, such a sad loss.

MCN, listen to the fans.

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Feb 09

Posts: 67 Statement

read it here


i was disgusted after reading it that i sent a long e-mail to not that it will be any good now that we have sadly lost a true talented young sportsman.


the reason for not red flagging - because this does not help my job, because we delay the intervention for the ambulance -

how can stopping the race delay the least they could of treated shoya trackside rather than throwing him on a stretcher and dropping him.

i feel for the family and i really hope they didnt see the crash and what the marshals did.why is it that if that was on a road, the rider would have a neck colar put on,carfully put on a spinal board and then onto a stretcher and carefully wheeled into an ambulance.  had that been an ambulance crew attending a road accident, they'd be in the boss's office now being sacked.

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Dec 08

Posts: 2014

thestig08 says:

very very sad !

I can only add my condolences,A tragic accident,and lets not also forget that poor young lad ,Peter Lenz who suffered the same fate only a week ago at only 13 years old ,We forget sometimes how brave these riders are and yet how easily a life can be lost,my thoughts and best wishes to all concerned

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Jul 10

Posts: 272

piroflip says:

I feared the worst when

I saw the accident.

To survive that hit would have needed a miracle. The race should have been red flagged for sure.

God bless and R.I.P

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Aug 02

Posts: 191

mike27 says:

a very sad week

As Lorenzo said on the BBC after the race, we should not talk about the race.

Most importantly, the incident did not result in a red flag - why was this?  Why is the safety of the riders not paramount?  It is such a shame that a rider has to suffer to emphasise this level of disregard from the organisers.  Was Dajiro Kato picked up and plonked on a stretcher after his fatal crash? 

As fans, I am sure we all send our best wishes to the family and friends of Shoya Tomizawa.

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Sep 09

Posts: 51

mcbainuk says:

RE: LadiesLove

Yes it was shocking the way they handled that lad after he crashed on the start finish straight. You'd have thought MotoGP would have learnt their lesson after the outcry over that.

They managed to red flag the Superbikes yesterday and treat Haslam at track side.....they should have without question done the same here.

This statement by Claudio Macchiagodena:is rediculous “One of the riders, Alex de Angelis, got up. The second rider (Scott Redding) had no problem. One was very serious, and as you know this was Shoya Tomizawa".

Are you telling me they knew Scotty had no problem! The way he went over head first he was lucky no to have broken his neck.. I was sure he'd smashed his collar bones though. He was hardly moving on the floor, he could have been in a terrible condition for all they knew. They just rammed him on the stretcher, atleast they didn't drop him like poor Tomizawa (which I'm sure didn't help his condition).

Sad sad day for Motorbike racing. We've lost a great rider. Thought go out to his family and friends, and I seriously hope that Scott and Alex aren't too traumatised as there was nothing they could do.

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Feb 09

Posts: 67

Thanks Phil West

i would like to thank mcn's phil west for responding to my e-mail and changing the top story as it should be.

mcbainuk - i think you said what we all think but some don't want to say. i'm sure like you hey didnt help shoya's injuries. also scott redding had no problem? sorry but it that happened to me and i had to have 10 stitched in my back, i'd call that a problem.

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Jan 04

Posts: 3

iank954 says:


What a tragic talent to lose at such a young age. I cant believe the reace wasnt red flagged. It was clear from the few seconds we saw on tv that the accident was very serious. I just dont understand the thinking of the marshalls. 2 riders in the middle of the track and 1 clearly not moving. They just threw the riders on to stretchers without knowing the extent of the injuries.Then to top it off they dropped tomizawa. i hope his family werent watching.Dorna and the marshalls have a lot of questions to answer and they didnt even cancel the podium for the moto gp race even though it was clear the riders didnt want to be there. But i suppose in dornas eyes tv for the sponsors is more important.  r.i.p.


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