Perlu diketahui juga, dia baru berumur 19 tahun. Makanya Shuhei Nakamoto, Vice-President, Honda Racing Corporation sangat kehilangan
“We are very saddened by this news and our thoughts of course are now with Shoya’s family and friends. He was at the start of his Grand Prix career and today we have lost fine young rider and a talent for the future. Shoya had fighting spirit, we will all miss him very much…”
Shoya juga sangat terkenal di paddock MOTOGP karena murah senyum dan kehebatan determinasinya di lintasan.
Berikut adalah statistik almarhum selama berkarir di arena balap profesional.