R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Conners on Sun 23/Oct/11 11:39pm

So sad to hear this just now - Marco Simoncelli killed in a crash on lap 2 of the Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix today :(

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport ... n-Malaysia

A rough couple of weeks in motorsport.
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby RussS on Sun 23/Oct/11 11:47pm

Totally gutted. I knew it was bad when I seen his helmet rolling down the track :(

Really feel for Colin and Valentino too - they must be hurting.
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby BurningPlastic on Mon 24/Oct/11 12:00am

What actually happened - I've only seen the replay where he comes in from the side - how did he end up in that position?
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby BurningPlastic on Mon 24/Oct/11 12:04am

Just read about the lost grip and then the tyre catching and pulling him across the track... Fuck.
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Colin on Mon 24/Oct/11 12:16am

:(
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Slapheid on Mon 24/Oct/11 12:33am

Very very sad news.
Marco was the real deal and will be sorely missed.
RIP Marco.
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Chickie on Mon 24/Oct/11 10:58am

Awful news. It must be tough for Edwards and Rossi.
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Mon 24/Oct/11 6:43pm

BurningPlastic wrote:What actually happened - I've only seen the replay where he comes in from the side - how did he end up in that position?


theres a second angle shot from a bike just behind his, You can see the black mark as he begins to throttle up but he is still leaned WAY over. I guess it unweighted the front enough for it to lose grip, understeering him off the racing line and out to the left of the track, that allows the bike behind to pass. Simoncelli is all the way on the right side of the bike and it looks like he lost enough speed that it turned the bike in, from his far left of the track position, to cut across in front of Edwards and Rossi. Nothing they could do about it.

Its terribly sad.

He had the best hair in MotoGP, too.

edit, maybe the front wheel hit the painted line or the rumble strip on the edge of the track? You can see the back wheel is out of line with the front just before the apex.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShZFDnPTyVY
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby dented on Mon 24/Oct/11 7:54pm

Holy fuck that is sickening to watch
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby Mickyfinn on Mon 24/Oct/11 8:35pm

It is real shame I hate it when this happens.... fortunately it is a very rare accurance..
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Re: R.i.p Marco Simoncelli

Postby northernmonkey on Mon 24/Oct/11 10:05pm

Mickyfinn wrote:It is real shame I hate it when this happens.... fortunately it is a very rare accurance..


yeah its amazing how well managed the risks are for the most part. so when there is a fatality its seems such an unlikely outcome and we're all shocked. when you think about how dangerous bike racing is in all its disciplines and classes its surprising this isn't more common. RIP Marco....
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