RIP Marco Simoncelli (MotoGP)

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  1. najanaja

    najanaja Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the Malaysian GP.

    There was a crash on the second lap,
    Marco Simoncelli was out of frame and it looks like he has simply come off
    The 2 next riders (Edwards and Rossi) came around the corner and hit him sliding across the track.
    Upon impact Simoncelli's helmet comes off and he lays motionless. The bikes make a hindered vision of the incident.
    The race is red flaged and all footage is ceased
    The comformation comes across the Simoncelli hs died from his injuries..
     
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    Holy s@#t, been a bad week for motor racing with Dan Wheldon earlier in the week.
     
  3. najanaja

    najanaja Well-Known Member

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    I know,,,
    Ths too was a nasty looking crash,
    Youtube have been deleting them as soon as they get up,
    Now with the comformation i think they will be able to stay up there
     
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    HonestPirate Suspended Banned

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    Yeah we were watching it live. I've ridden bikes all my life from Peewee 50's all the way though to Harleys. And that is the NASTIEST crash I have ever seen. As soon as I saw it I said to my wife it didn't look like he could have survived it. Real sad.
     
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    Wow that's terrible news. He was a great rider.
     
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    So sad, tragic and untimely death of the next superstar of the sport IMO.

    I was watching it live as well and had a bad feeling as soon as i saw it.

    RIP Marco.
     
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    Bad news. RIP
     
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    Sickening accident. Feel for Edwards & Rossi also. RIP
     
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    Kinda makes you go into the garage and look at your bike and think about all the near misses you've had. RIP.
     
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    It is very sad to say the least, especially when all his friends and family were watching it. I do believe it was a racing accident and one to which there may be some debate, but at the end of the day is a sad set of circumstances for Marco, friends and family. I also feel for Edwards and Rossi in as far as they will be beating themselves up I am sure. They all know the dangers, but that still doesnt help when something happens. RIP
     
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    Yeh i was watching the MAL GP when it happened aswell such a devastating accident , It will be a unforgettable loss to the sport.

    RIP Marco.
     
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    very very sad. RIP
     
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    thats the bad side of racing, at least he died doing what he loved.
     
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    Horrible crash. I didn't see it live but have seen the footage on youtube. Very unfortunate, but you roll the dice I guess.

    R.I.P
     
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    I had the good fortune to meet him at the Sepang GP the year he won the 250cc world title. I got to meet them all that weekend and Marco was by far the nicest and most hospitable. It's so sad. He was a great rider and a nice bloke
     

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    RIP Marco
    What a tragedy for the bike fraternity & loss for one of motorsports heroes
    Hope the in three's things a myth
     
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    One of the truly nice guys of motorsport, he will be missed.
     
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    Definately one of the nice guys. He was the up and coming superstar of motogp. What a loss for the sport and more so for his family and friends. RIP.
     
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    A very sad end to what has been the best season of Motogp in years!
     
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    what a passionate rider,very sad,but unfortunately a consequance of the risks of motorsport is the occasional death of a rider,
    :(
    he wil be missed forever to those that knew him,your very fortunate to have met him chris
     
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