BATTERED BRITISH racer Scott Redding is ready to tackle the next round of the 2010 Moto2 championship, which takes place at Aragon, Spain, on 19th September, but says he's still coming to terms with the death of fellow competitor Shoya Tomizawa at last weekend's Misano GP.
Redding was caught up in the fatal high-speed crash, but thankfully suffered only minor injuries. Despite the plucky Brit needing just 12 stitches to a wound in his lower back, the 17-year-old says he still has little recollection of the crash - something he finds hard to comprehend.
"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."
Redding goes on to say he does not want to view footage of the incident, but is instead concentrating on the road to recovery:
"I don't remember anything about the crash; one minute I was on the gas as normal and the rest is just a blank. I haven't seen the crash on television, and I don't want to, but I do know that I was very lucky to escape serious injury. The wound to my back is already improving, and I'm determined to get back on the bike as soon as possible. We have a one-day test at Valencia next week, which will give me a chance to check everything is okay with my back, before heading to Aragon for the next race."