Superbike racer Otojiro Tanimoto dies after Motegi crash

Superbike racer Otojiro Tanimoto dies after Motegi crash
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Superbike racer Otojiro Tanimoto dies after Motegi crash

On August 20, Team Tahara Aprilia rider Tanimoto was involved in a serious incident at Turn 1, crashing into the barriers after hitting another rider’s BMW. The race was red-flagged and the schedule was delayed, affecting the Super Formula race as well. Tanimoto was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition and was reported to have suffered a fractured neck. Sadly, he remained unconscious until his passing in the early hours of September 5. Tanimoto was in his first season racing in the JSB1000 class and had shown promise. This tragedy follows the recent death of another Japanese Superbike star, Haruki Noguchi.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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