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Old 10-23-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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Sepang MotoGP: SPOILER: Tragic news

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Marco Simoncelli has tragically died due to injuries sustained on the second lap of the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

The Italian fell from fourth place after losing the front of his motorcycle through turn 11.

Instead of sliding straight off the race track, as is normal, Simoncelli was dragged by his bike - which had regained grip and was partially upright - as it veered back across to the inside of the track.

Lying sideways and still facing forwards, the Gresini Honda rider was then hit from behind by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, who had no chance to avoid the sliding #58.

Simoncelli's helmet came off during those impacts, which occurred at almost the same time and left Simoncelli motionless on the track. The race was immediately stopped and later cancelled so that medical staff could continue to focus completely on treating the Italian in the medical centre.

Sadly, Simoncelli succumbed to his injuries at 16:56 local time.

Very much a rising star, the 24-year-old was the 2008 250cc world champion and had claimed his best ever MotoGP finish of second place just one week earlier at Phillip Island.

2011 was Simoncelli's second MotoGP season and he had signed to remain with Gresini and Honda next year.

During his grand prix career, which began in 2002, Simoncelli won 14 times - twelve in 250cc and two in 125cc. He took his first two podiums in MotoGP this year.

In a cruel twist of fate, Simoncelli's death is the first in the premier-class since another Gresini rider, Daijiro Kato, was killed at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix.

Shoya Tomizawa died in similar circumstances to Simoncelli in last year's Misano round of the Moto2 World Championship.

Simoncelli, famous for his rock star hairstyle, had a laid-back and fun-loving character which was very much in contrast to his fearless riding style. All qualities that made 'Super Sic' especially popular with fans.

Crash.net joins the motorsport world in offering its deepest condolences to Simoncelli's family, team and friends.

Simoncelli's death comes just one week after IndyCar star Dan Wheldon lost his life during a race in Las Vegas.

Edwards - who fell heavily during the impact - suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation.

As the American sat in the grass waiting to be treated he looked on hollow-eyed at Simoncelli, clearly aware of the seriousness of the incident.

Rossi, a close friend of Simoncelli, ran off track but was able to return to the pits where he joined the rest of the paddock in an anxious wait for news.

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/174..._injuries.html

Having seen the footage, I'm amazed and dissapointed at how his helmet came off during the incident

RIP Super Sic

Gotta feel for Edwards too

and Rossi, his friend
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Tragic.
It's been a bad few weeks in motorsports racing.

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Kinda tugs at the heart thinking of what Colin & Rossi must be going thru.
I'd hate to ever be involved in something like this. Avoidable or not, the guilt will undoubtably still be there.
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That sux.
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Just horrible. RIP
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Kinda tugs at the heart thinking of what Colin & Rossi must be going thru.I'd hate to ever be involved in something like this. Avoidable or not, the guilt will undoubtably still be there.
I really wouldn't be surprised if we see Rossi retire after this
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Did they drop the stretcher???????
wtf is going on here??
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Oh my , thats the worst ever, poor Colin and Val, I think Val was his very best friend in the world, cant imagine what Colin and Val are going through, RIP to a warrior and speed, comfort to all the families
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RIP...And prayers for his family and colin and val...those guys gotta be taking that hard.............
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Just horrible. We just watched the DVR. Horrible loss and a tragic situation for Vale and Colin. It makes your heart very heavy. RIP
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why was sepang rescheduled the first time? I thought they were suppose to run sepang before p island?
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I think they were discussing whether they should run there at all because of the possible radiation issues
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, that's terrible.

Years ago I was at the airport in Valencia coming back from the MotoGP round there and there was an obvious racer in front of me - who turned out to be Makoto Tamada - but I didn't recognize him. I just saw a Daijiro Kato sticker on his bag and at that point didn't know about Kato. I'm really glad I didn't address him as Daijiro.
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The photo of his father and girlfriend getting the news is rough. After the inagual indy race a few years back I had the pure luck chance to meet Marco at the museum the day after the race. He was there with his father, girlfriend, and a few others looking at all of the racing history. At that time I knew little about who he was as I only followed the MotoGP class. From just those few minutes of being arround him it was easy to see his interest in all forms of racing that were displayed there at the track. Without a doubt a traggic event that I am sure will weigh heavy on Edwards and Rossi as they are both near the ends of their careers.

With Marco trying to save the lowside it's hard to tell if he even noticed he was curving back into the racing line and with the riders behind him having some of the most experience in the sport but not having a place to go to avoid.
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I think they were discussing whether they should run there at all because of the possible radiation issues
Japan ...not Malyasia.
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wow my wife just told me the news she had seen on TV. What a talent he was. RIP
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