Shoya Tomizawa death stuns Alex de Angelis

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Alex de Angelis has spoken of his shock and sadness after he was involved in a sickening Moto2 crash at Misano yesterday that killed Shoya Tomizawa.

The Italian hit Tomizawa after the Japanese rider lost control while holding fourth place in the 26-lap Moto2 race.

Tomizawa was also struck by British rider Scott Redding at high-speed with the 17-year-old having no chance to avoid the Technomag-CIP rider.

Former Gresini Honda MotoGP rider de Angelis, who was the only rider to emerge from the carnage unscathed, said; “I am deeply sad for what happened to Shoya. I am close to his family and to all who loved him.

"For the time being I do not want to add anything else. In times like these, everything else becomes less important.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt