Italian news reports are quoting a San Marino track doctor as saying Japanese motorcyclist Shoya Tomizawa has died of injuries suffered in an accident during the Moto2 race on the San Marino Grand Prix track.
Tomizawa lost control of his motorcycle and was hit by two other riders at full speed during the race. He was flown by helicopter to one hospital and then to the Riccione hospital on the Adriatic coast.
ANSA quoted track doctor Claudio Costa as saying that Tomizawa died at 2:20 p.m. (1220 GMT) at the hospital.
Riccione hospital emergency says it is not authorized to give out information about Tomizawa.