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Old 09-05-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Another racer killled, Moto2 this time.

RIP Shoya Tomizawa

Not a good week in motorcycle racing.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/05...-in-moto2.html


Shoya Tomizawa has died after crashing and being hit by two other riders during the Moto2 race at the San Marino Grand Prix.

MotoGP says the 19-year-old Japanese rider lost control of his bike and was hit by the other riders at full speed. Video footage shows Tomizawa hitting his head on the track as his bike flipped over. He was then hit by Alex De Angelis and Scott Redding.

A statement on the MotoGP website said Tomizawa died of cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma.

ANSA reported that Tomizawa was in a coma when he was flown by helicopter to the hospital.

The races continued after his crash.

Tomizawa's death comes a week after a 13-year-old rider died after crashing and being hit by another rider in a race before the Indianapolis MotoGP event.


Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/05...#ixzz0yfYXnLfQ
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I dont like how they included peter lenz death in the story. As if they were related somehow. They are totally different countries, bikes, ages, and people. So whats the point they are trying to make? Racing is dangerous. So is riding a motorcycle, and everyone who does it accepts that.
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I see a bit more safety equipment coming to motorcycle racing...

probably something to protect the rider when nailed by another bike.
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I saw this race this morning and knew as soon as he stopped he was not going to make it. Very ugly accident and my prayers go out to his family.
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That is probably the WORSE accident i've ever seen of moto racing. and i've seen probably 100. that is horrific to watch, as you can't see any "blood or dismemberment" but u can kinda tell when it's all over for him.

I know street is different, but ppl who ride with out gear need to watch like this and then still say... "naw i don't need no gear"
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probably survivable if the second bike had missed. rip
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rip

So scary to watch.
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I dont like how they included peter lenz death in the story. As if they were related somehow..

They are related. Two racers who have died in quick succession, while racing. Two completely seperate stories, but the situation if both deaths are very close, for a "safe" racing environment.


I wouldnt last long as a pro racer. Anytime a team mate, or competitor fell, in front of me, or I was passing it. "WIN" is out the window, and compassion would take precedence. (if I was there before anyone else) I cant be "game on" when there are bodies strewn across the playing field.)
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:43 PM   #10
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Agreed they are related. I too see safety equipment starting to be improved.. Kind of like the whole thing NASCAR has gone through.

RIP to the fallen rider. And hats off to those who professionally race.
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I dont like how they included peter lenz death in the story. As if they were related somehow. They are totally different countries, bikes, ages, and people. So whats the point they are trying to make? Racing is dangerous. So is riding a motorcycle, and everyone who does it accepts that.
you just answered your own question.
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and ouch at the video.
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Agreed they are related. I too see safety equipment starting to be improved.. Kind of like the whole thing NASCAR has gone through.

RIP to the fallen rider. And hats off to those who professionally race.
this will happen regardless due to improvements in safety technology, but not because of either incidents in the past week. crashes where riders hit other down riders have happened plenty of times in the past and nothing changes from this. not to take away the seriousness of it but the riders are simply mourned, or heal up, and everyone keeps racing.

the motogp podium ceremony was pretty somber, no champagne, few smiles, flags at half mast but aragon will be just another race weekend.

as for the actual crash... it was pretty obvious tomizawa was badly hurt the way he was sliding after the crash. looked like he was out cold immediately. i can't even imagine what de angelis and scott redding have to be thinking right now. it's tragic, but there was really nothing they could do to avoid hitting him.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #14
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Accidents will happen but so very sad, RIP.

The effects will be felt for years to come

If probability is really a factor you have to believe De Angelis is on borrowed time, how many times can he just walk away??
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as for the actual crash... it was pretty obvious tomizawa was badly hurt the way he was sliding after the crash. looked like he was out cold immediately. i can't even imagine what de angelis and scott redding have to be thinking right now. it's tragic, but there was really nothing they could do to avoid hitting him.
I imagine it's got to be horrible feeling even if it is just a 'racing incident'. Andrew Pitt hasn't been the same since he ran over Craig Jones in a WSS race a few years back, causing fatal injuries.

I hope Redding is able to get over the accident and continue on with his career... he's a tremendously talented young guy and is a good guy from the few interviews I've seen of him.
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curious if they will come up with a " vest " similar to bullriding, that can help dispurse the energy from an impact like that.
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curious if they will come up with a " vest " similar to bullriding, that can help dispurse the energy from an impact like that.
Dainese already has suits that act like airbags when the rider is detached from the bike... I think a tether is attached to the bike and the rider. If I remember correctly, Lorenzo tested one earlier this year.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:53 PM   #18
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video down, anyone got an alternate link?
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:59 PM   #19
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NVM, found it

http://www.realestateradiousa.com/20...graphic-video/

That is terrible! :( RIP Tomizawa
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