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Japanese teenager Shoya Tomizawa died after he crashed and was hit by two other riders during Sunday's Moto2 race at the San Marino Grand Prix. This is the sport's second fatality in eight days.

The 19-year-old Tomizawa lost control of his bike and hit his head on the track as his bike flipped over. (AP)

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Tomizawa was initially put on an artificial respirator at the Misano World Circuit medical centre before he was taken to a hospital in Riccione, where he died. (AP)
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A statement on the MotoGP website said Tomizawa died of cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma. (AP)
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The races continued and the riders were only informed of Tomizawa's death afterward. Spain's Dani Pedrosa won the MotoGP race to close the day's racing. (AP)
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Moto2 is the new name for the former 250cc category, one step below the 500cc division of MotoGP. Moto2 also generates tremendous speeds and officials said they decided not to cancel the race due to the fear of other accidents if a red flag was suddenly shown. (AP)
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