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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shoya’s Day: A tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

A special event on September 13 at Pole Mécanique d'Alès, the home track of the Technomag-CIP team, was held to pay respects to Shoya Tomizawa on the anniversary of his loss, with many attendees including Championship riders Dominique Aegerter, Anthony West, Hiroshi Aoyama, Yuki Takhahashi, Johan Zarco, Alex Baldolini, Tomoyoshi Koyama, Louis Rossi and Valentin Debise.

An exposition dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary rider displayed the many tributes received from around the world, along with a memorial stone that was unveiled in front of Tomizawa’s parents and an emotional crowd by Christophe Rivenq, the Chief of Staff of the Mayor of Alès.

The benefits of the auctions held prior to the event that featured the Japanese rider’s items and Technomag-CIP team gear, and proceeds from a track day arranged for the event, raised 15,000 Euro, the total presented to the mother and father of Tomizawa.

The Technomag-CIP would like to publically and sincerely thank all of the organizers and participants involved in the special tribute.

source: motogp official website

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