The death of Shoya Tomizawa has rocked the MotoGP paddock and cast a dark cloud on the motorcycle industry. The tragic incident was especially tough on Scott Redding, one of the riders involved in the crash. According to Redding’s father, the British rider was initially uncertain if he’d return to motorcycle racing, but after taking some time to heal the laceration to his back, Redding now seems poised to return to Moto2 racing next week.
Talking to the this is Gloucestershire earlier this week, Redding’s father said that he’s “not sure if Scott will get back on his bike. We all want him to, but I don’t know if this will have knocked him too much.” Gutted over the loss of Tomizawa, Redding has been recieving overwhelming support from fans, especially on his Facebook page.
“I was gutted when I found out the news about Tomi and it still hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said Redding. “He was a really good guy and will definitely be missed in the paddock and on the track. My thoughts are with his family, friends and team, who all suffered a huge loss at the weekend.”
The time recuperating has given Redding time to heal both physically and mentally, and now the 17 year-old rider plans on attending the Moto2 test at Valencia on Monday next week. “The wound to my back is already improving,” said Redding in a statement.”I’m determined to get back on the bike as soon as possible.”
Redding will assess whether his wound is fully healed and ready for racing in Spain during the Valencian test, and will likely make his re-entry into Moto2 racing at the Aragaon GP next week.