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Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of


Tony Elias’ fourth consecutive victory was overshadowed today, by the death of a great Moto2 rider. Shoya Tomizawa died today after sustaining severe injuries during the Moto2 race at Misano.

Tomizawa took a fall, and was hit at high speed by Scott Redding and Alex de Angelis.

Tomizawa was taken to a nearby hospital, and was pronounced dead at 14:20 local time, according to

De Angelis was also taken to the hospital and is currently receiving treatment.

Tomizawa has been in the Moto2 since the series started, and won the first ever Moto2 race in Qatar. He will be missed.

The following statement has been released by Race Direction:

“On Sunday 5th September during the Moto2 race, rider Shoya Tomizawa aged 19 suffered a serious crash and subsequent cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma.

Tomizawa was taken to the Hospital of Riccione for immediate treatment but succumbed to his injuries at 14.20.

All the MotoGP family wants to express its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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