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Moto2: Shoya Tomizawa Family Homage

Moto2 Tragedy

The family of Shoya Tomizawa, the Technomag-CIP team and its partners, and the Technomag company wishes to express their homage to an exceptional son, rider and colleague.

Shoya Tomizawa was one of the rays of sunshine in the MotoGP paddock and within his team. He never missed an opportunity to dedicate a smile or a "hello" to anybody he encountered.

He enjoyed having fun with his colleagues but was also a very professional rider who was spirited, and fully concentrated on the development of his bike after every motorcycle ride.

All were impressed by his motorcycle-racing talent and his refined style of riding. He worked hard to give his maximum not only for himself but for everybody in his team, who had become a second family with whom he spent most of his free time between races.

We have not only lost a talented rider, we have lost a friend and a son who radiated the joy of life and transmitted a good feeling to all those around him. This will always remain in our memories.

We write these lines as a thank you to all those who have sent us messages of condolence during these past hours.

Through these messages we have achieved a great feeling of warmth. This great support shows that Shoya was not just appreciated by his own family and friends, but by many more.

Without Shoya nothing will be as it was before, but thanks to its passion for the sport and the encouragement of his family the Technomag-CIP team will continue its adventure and challenges in Moto2.

His parents want us to keep his smile and mischievous look in our memory, and remember that he passed away doing what he loved.

Cordially, Parents, Team, CIP and Technomag

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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