“Admire a brother” – Nagashima honours late Tomizawa in Qatar


Tetsuta Nagashima devoted his maiden GP victory to his late shut buddy Shoya Tomizawa, who obtained at Losail in 2010

Any first victory is special. However for Crimson Bull KTM Ajo’s Tetsuta Nagashima, his QNB Huge Prix of Qatar victory used to be made even more special as he claimed Moto2™ victory 10 years on from his shut buddy Shoya Tomizawa doing the same thing in 2010 on the Losail Worldwide Circuit.

The MotoGP™ paddock mourned the tragic loss of Tomizawa later in 2010 as a rising superstar lost his life too soon on the San Marino GP, with Nagashima a shut buddy of Tomizawa’s as they rose via the Huge Prix ranks collectively. Up unless Qatar 2020, Nagashima hadn’t tasted podium success nonetheless the celebs aligned in Doha as we witnessed a masterclass from Nagashima – a lag Tomizawa would relish been pleased with. At as soon as after taking the chequered flag, Nagashima pointed to the skies as he remembered his late buddy, and the Japanese rider used to be emotional in parc ferme when talking to motogp.com pitlane reporter Simon Crafar:

Emotional Nagashima dedicates debut hang to Shoya Tomizawa 08/03/2020

The Crimson Bull KTM Ajo rider reflects on his relationship with the late Japanese rider and talks us via his hang at Losail

Congratulations to Nagashima, what a technique to pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa, and what a technique to originate the new decade. 

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