Tomizawa '48' to be retired from Moto2

Organisers to present late racer's parents with memorial plaque

MOTOGP ORGANISERS Dorna are to retire the number '48' from future Moto2 championships as a marked of respect to Shoya Tomizawa, the 19-year-old Japanese racer killed during the Moto2 race at Misano, just under a fortnight ago.

Tomizawa was killed after a three-bike pile-up at one of the fastest parts of the course. Earlier this week the upcoming Japanese star was buried at a ceremony in Japan.

A memorial plaque bearing Tomizawa's race number will be given to his parents as a tribute to their son.

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