6 Sep 2010

Pedrosa win marred by tragedy at Misano

6:50 am on 6 September 2010

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa claimed his fourth win of the season in the San Marino MotoGP, however a black cloud hung over the whole Misano paddock after the tragic news of the death of Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa in the preceding Moto2 race.

The 19-year-old Tomizawa from Chiba in Japan, was riding in third place in the Moto2 event when he crashed and brought down Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding.

The CIP Technomag rider was immediately transferred to the nearby Riccione Hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead soon after.

In the MotoGP race, Honda's Pedrosa went on to claim his first back-to-back premier class victories, finishing first at ahead of Championship leader and rival Jorge Lorenzo and home favourite Valentino Rossi.