San Marino GP: Gresini Racing race report

HEARTFELT SADNESS IN MEMORY OF SHOYA TOMIZAWA All talk of racing is irrelevant today following the loss of a rider, which leaves a feeling of great sadness amongst us all. Marco Melandri (10th) "There is nothing I have to say about today's ...

HEARTFELT SADNESS IN MEMORY OF SHOYA TOMIZAWA

All talk of racing is irrelevant today following the loss of a rider, which leaves a feeling of great sadness amongst us all.

Marco Melandri (10th) "There is nothing I have to say about today's race. It is a tragic day."

Marco Simoncelli (14th) "There is not much to say -- it's been a tough day and the race is insignificant. Two tragedies in a week is too much. Last Sunday a boy of just thirteen and today Tomizawa, who was only nineteen. Unfortunately this is the risk of racing motorcycles but when something like this happens it is simply terrible and I feel so sorry."

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 Marco Melandri , Marco Simoncelli