Shoya Tomizawa Accident Video in San Marino Misano Circuit MotoGP ; Clouds blanketed dolor Misano Circuit, San Marino, which is actually sunny during the motorcycle races on Sunday (5/9/10) 19-year old rider Shoya Tomizawa from Japan died after an accident during the Moto2 race at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.
Tomizawa had been competing in the eleventh round of the inaugural Moto2 World Championship, the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit. On lap 12, Tomizawa fell in Turn 10, a fast right-hand corner, when he was forced wide and lost grip in his rear tyre. He was then hit by the bikes of Scott Redding and Alex de Angelis in which he suffered cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma. He was initially taken to the circuit's medical centre, before being transferred to hospital in Riccione.
MotoGP confirmed on its website that Tomizawa died of subsequent cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma. His death was announced at 2:30 p.m. local time. ANSA reported that Tomizawa was already in a coma when he was flown by helicopter to one hospital and then to the Riccione hospital on the Adriatic coast.
Despite Tomizawa's death, the races continued even though some riders were reluctant to compete. The podium flags were raised to half-mast, and the podium was celebrated without champagne.