Deaths in MotoGP
September 10, 2010 7:29 AM Subscribe
There hasn't been a death in the premiere class of Grand Prix motorcycle racing since 2003
. Recently, there were 2 deaths in 8 days. While not strictly a MotoGP event, Peter Lenz
was killed in a USGPRU race during the MotoGP weekend at Indianapolis. He was 13 years old. Accusations of poor parenting have been leveled
. Others disagree
. Then, in Italy, a promising 19 year old racer from Japan, Shoya Tomizawa
was killed in a similar accident. Questions have been raised about the performance of the safety officials
and decisions made
. A BBC overview
of the situation.
A video of the Tomizawa crash
. It may be unpleasant footage for some to watch.
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