Scott Redding escaped serious injury in the Moto2 crash that claimed that life of Shoya Tomizawa, and has been released from the medical centre with 10 stitches to a laceration in his back.
The British rider and Alex de Angelis both hit Tomizawa when he fell in front of them as they battled in the top six during the Misano Moto2 race this morning. Tomizawa was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later, having suffered severe chest, head and abdominal injuries. Both de Angelis and Redding were sent flying through the air in the accident, and while de Angelis was able to walk away, Redding was taken from the scene by stretcher and required treatment to the cut to his back.
"Scott's crash was a big one, so we are thankful that the only injury he sustained was a minor laceration on his back," said Michael Bartholemy, head of the Marc VDS team that runs Redding's Moto2 program. "We were deeply saddened by the news that Shoya Tomizawa succumbed to the injuries sustained in a crash during today's Moto2 race. He was a respected rival and will be sorely missed in the paddock. Like everyone in the Marc VDS Racing team, my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."