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1975 Morio Sumiya's Fatal Aftermath at Le Mans/Bugatti Circuit? (PHOTO)

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1975 Morio Sumiya's Fatal Aftermath at Le Mans/Bugatti Circuit? (PHOTO)

Post by Motorsportrace » 11 months ago

https://blog-imgs-111.fc2.com/2/6/p/26p ... 33030e.jpg
http://26pokorin.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1343.html

The article talks about some Japanese riders of the 80s, including some who have died in a crash (Morio Sumiya, Iwao Ishikawa, ...).

The accident in the image could be serious, since, at the bottom of the page, there are two images of the rider (one on the bike, and another one on the podium), like the magazine is "remembering" him in some ways.

What do you think?

EDIT: Ok, thanks to a website that can recognize Japanese texts thanks to OCR, I translated the title.
It seems to say something like "Sumiya Le Mans" or similar.

Maybe it shows Morio Sumiya's fatal accident at Le Mans, 1975?
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ms&n=3894

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Post by PTRACER » 11 months ago

The text at the top says:
ホンダエースライダー
隅谷選手ル・マン
or
Honda ace rider
Competitor Sumiya Le Mans
The rest of the text is far too blurry to make anything out. So it could be his fatal crash.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 11 months ago

The riders didn't have numbers on their backs in the 1975 Bol d'Or. That does not prove or disprove anything, in and of itself.



However, you'd tend to wonder why someone would wear a racing #, testing for an endurance race, during which the participants weren't required to do so. Was #15 Sumiya's rider number in the 1975 season? Then it stands to reason he perhaps used his ordinary outfit on that occasion. If not, then I'd say this is not Sumiya's fatal aftermath. Because the rider has a number on his back.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 11 months ago

Revised this topic title to: "1975 Morio Sumiya's Fatal Aftermath at Le Mans/Bugatti Circuit? (PHOTO)". Hope you don't mind.
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