M2: San Marino GP: Gresini Racing race report

HEARTFELT SADNESS IN MEMORY OF SHOYA TOMIZAWA Victory for Toni Elias in today's Moto2 race overshadowed by the death of a rider, a rival, a friend. Toni Elias (1st): "All I feel is sadness right now and my victory today is irrelevant. I was ...

HEARTFELT SADNESS IN MEMORY OF SHOYA TOMIZAWA

Victory for Toni Elias in today's Moto2 race overshadowed by the death of a rider, a rival, a friend.

Toni Elias (1st): "All I feel is sadness right now and my victory today is irrelevant. I was talking and joking with Tomizawa only yesterday in the Clinica Mobile and to think that he is no longer with us is truly awful. Even today we were out there racing together when he was in front of me before this incredible tragedy. He has left an indelible mark on my life."

Tatsuya Yamaguchi (25th): "I have so much sadness in my heart. That is the only thing I can bring myself to say."

Fausto Gresini: "Today is a very sad and very tough day, when racing doesn't feel like it should. I know just how hard it is to lose a rider in these circumstances and I know the pain that his family and all the guys on the team who worked with him are feeling right now. There is little more to say. This is an extremely sad day. We knew immediately that the incident was serious but you always hope at times like this that there will be a miracle and the rider will get to his feet. Unfortunately that wasn't the case today."

-source: gresini racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias