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Moto2: Funeral Set for Shoya Tomizawa

Moto2 Fatal Crash

Funeral arrangements are set for Shoya Tomizawa, the 19-year-old Japanese rider who perished in the horrific Moto2 crash at the Misano Grand Prix on Sept 5.

The Technomag-CIP rider’s body was returned to Japan on Sunday in preparation for the funeral ceremony, which will take place Tuesday evening. The ceremony will be followed by a public funeral ceremony in Asahi, near Chiba, on Wednesday.

Last Monday, Tomizawa’s parents arrived in Italy a day after the fatal crash, and visited the Riccione Hospital, where Tomizawa was transported following the fatal crash at Misano. The Technomag-CIP team accompanied the parents throughout their stay as they awaited proper paperwork to be completed, showing them the circuit where their son passed away as result of the accident.

Tomizawa was involved in a three-bike wreck involving Scott Redding and Alex de Angelis. Tomizawa was struck Redding and de Angelis’ motorcycles, and was later pronounced dead at the Riccione Hospital from cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma.

Tomizawa had made his career mark at the inaugural 2010 FIM Moto2 Grand Prix, as the new 600cc four-stroke racebikes had replaced the traditional 250cc class. When the checkered flag was waved, Technomag-CIP’s Shoya Tomizawa rode into the history books as the first ever Moto2 race winner.

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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