REDDING READY TO RACE AFTER MISANO TRAGEDY Scott Redding suffered only minor injuries after crashing out of Sunday's Moto2 race at the Misano World Circuit and is already well on the road to recovery. The British teenager is, however, still ...
REDDING READY TO RACE AFTER MISANO TRAGEDY
Scott Redding suffered only minor injuries after crashing out of Sunday's Moto2 race at the Misano World Circuit and is already well on the road to recovery. The British teenager is, however, still struggling to come to terms with the sad death of respected rival Shoya Tomizawa.
Redding was knocked unconscious in the crash, which occurred ten laps into the 23-lap Moto2 race, but recovered consciousness as marshals arrived on the scene. The Marc VDS rider was recovered by marshals and medical staff and transported to the medical centre by ambulance.
After a thorough examination Redding received 12 stitches to close a laceration in his lower back and was then released from the medical centre. The 17-year-old Briton initially had no recollection of the crash, and this remains the same now.
Redding will now spend some time resting to give the wound on his lower back time to close, before heading to a one-day test at Valencia on Monday, ahead of the next Moto2 round, which takes place at the Aragon circuit from 17-19 September.
"I was gutted when I found out the news about Tomi and it still hasn't really sunk in yet," said Redding. "He was a really good guy and will definitely be missed in the paddock and on the track. My thoughts are with his family, friends and team, who all suffered a huge loss at the weekend."
"I don't remember anything about the crash; one minute I was on the gas as normal and the rest is just a blank. I haven't seen the crash on television, and I don't want to, but I do know that I was very lucky to escape serious injury. The wound to my back is already improving, and I'm determined to get back on the bike as soon as possible. We have a one-day test at Valencia next week, which will give me a chance to check everything is okay with my back, before heading to Aragon for the next race," concluded the Gloucestershire teenager.
Hector Faubel echoed his teammate's sentiments about the tragic loss of Shoya Tomizawa.
"I rode some days together with Shoya when he arrived in the World Championship with Honda," said Faubel. "He was the most funny guy in the paddock. It didn't matter to him if you beat him in the last race or not, he still had time for you. He congratulated you if you won or even just had a good practice session. I last saw Shoya at the Clinca Mobile on Saturday evening in Misano, when he greeted me with; 'Faubel, good job in Indy. You were very strong and I'm happy for you.' That's the type of person he was."
"My thoughts are also with Scott, who I'm sure will bounce back from this tragic weekend. It will be difficult, sure, but I'm certain he can do it. I look forward to seeing him on the bike again at Valencia during the test and back at the front of the pack in Aragon."
-source: marc vds