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FIM Remarks on Shoya Tomizawa Fatal Crash

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Moto2 Fatal Crash News

Following the tragic death of the Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa during the Misano Grand Prix in San Marino, the FIM immediately conveyed its most sincere condolences and profound sympathy to his family, friends and team members.

Vito Ippolito (FIM President) says: “We are extremely saddened by the death of Shoya Tomizawa, a charming and talented rider with a promising future, which reminds us that our sport, in spite of a reduced number of fatal accidents in recent years, is not without risk for its competitors.”

“The FIM and Dorna, along with all the protagonists of our sport, have worked enormously in recent years for the improvement in active and passive security of our sport in order to ensure that all the circuits and facilities used in our sport achieve the highest possible level of safety.”

“I have been in contact with the Race Direction to understand the circumstances of the accident and I know that everything that could be done has been effectively carried out to save the life of this rider. However, the dynamics of the accidents that take place in our sport are often unpredictable. We must continue to research and analyse to minimise them.”

“In these difficult times that plunge our sport into mourning, I reiterate my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shoya Tomizawa as well as to the Japanese Federation.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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