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post #1 of 42 Old 10-23-2011, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Malaysian GP: Simoncelli

WTF!
Is any one else up and worried out of their gourd about this kid?

Do they normally cancel a race like this?


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post #2 of 42 Old 10-23-2011, 02:05 AM
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WTF!
Is any one else up and worried out of their gourd about this kid?

Do they normally cancel a race like this?
Rumor has it, it was fatal.

if you love your motorcycle, set it free.. if it comes back and hits you.. you highsided
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That's what I'm gathering. This sucks so hard.


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Fuck.

I feel awful for his gf and family.


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Buddy just posted RIP Simoncelli on facebook, I'm going to assume he's confirmed it somehow.

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I can't bring myself to watch the replay. I saw it live, and I knew something terrible had just happened.

I had been pulling for this kid all season.

Think I'm gonna go order me a super sic replica helmet now.


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:O

So many deaths and injuries this year. Sad for this. Kid was starting to do really good out there.

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RIP to Marco Simoncelli.

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RIP Italian rider Simoncelli killed in Malaysian MotoGP crash - CNN.com

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+1. Wild boy, looked to be settling down and going well....hard to take. Gotta feel for Colin too...

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the medical centre staff is focusing on treating rider 58 Marco Simoncelli
and track action cannot be resumed in the current circumstances."
a public address announcer told the fans, "It is much regret that due to the
incident in the second lap of the MotoGP race and Sepang International Circuit
has decided to cancel the remainder of the race."
The fans, who had no idea of the severity of the accident, reacted badly,
whistling and screaming and throwing bottles at pit lane from the main grandstand.
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Wow. RIP.

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RIP to Marco Simoncelli.
I assume that you where there. Can you give more details?

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That's terrible news. RIP Simoncelli

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Warning - somewhat graphic

Truly bizarre and sad accident. I can't help but feel for Edwards and Rossi too.

How it happened:

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You are riding the most advanced motorcycle in the world and not sure if you will make the next curve alive...

Very sad... Rest in peace Simoncelli all your fellow riders mourn for you today...

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Horrific crash and there is nothing that Edwards could have done.
It looks like Edwards saw him coming in and tried to brake a bit, see how his bike gets loose, likes like he was desperately trying to do something.
This is awful to see and even worse is the loss of Simoncelli, for him and his family and the MotoGP crowd.

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Horrific crash and there is nothing that Edwards could have done.

Or Rossi.

It looks like Colin hit him in the hip area and Rossi hit him in the
chest, arm pit
Marco's arm is in the pic under vr's foot.
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This one show how he lost control to begin with:

MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli dies after crash in Malaysia - YouTube

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Can't bring myself to watch it.


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That is bloody awful. It looks like it could have been a relatively uneventful low side early in the race. He is hanging on, trying to stay up, cuts across lines in front of Edwards and Rossi which results in him getting run over by both and even ripping his damn helmet off. Ugly and horrible! It makes me thankful to have reached 40.

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Marco Simoncelli

May you rest in peace.

Marco Simoncelli, 24, dies after crash in MotoGP Malaysian race - ESPN

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SEPANG, Malaysia -- Italian rider Marco Simoncelli died of chest, head and neck injuries Sunday after crashing and being hit by two other riders at the Malaysian MotoGP motorcycle race. He was 24.

Race organizers said Simoncelli was sent to the medical center at the Sepang circuit for treatment but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

"He was already unconscious when the medical team arrived," said MotoGP medical director Michele Macchiagodena. "We attempted to resuscitate him but failed. He died 45 minutes later."

The race, the second to last of the season, was canceled.

Simoncelli died a week after Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a 15-car accident in the IndyCar finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Simoncelli lost control of his Honda at turn 11 four minutes into the race, but his bike regained partial grip and swerved across the track and into the path of American Colin Edwards and Italian Valentino Rossi.

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Italy's Marco Simoncelli leads the field Sunday in Malaysia. The 24-year-old later died after a crash involving two other riders.
Simoncelli's helmet was ripped off in the collision and he lay motionless on the track. He had been fourth at the end of the first lap. The other two riders were unhurt.

The Italian's death was the first fatality in MotoGP since Japan's Daijiro Katoh died from injuries sustained at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix. The number of deaths in MotoGP since it was founded in 1949 is now at 47, MotoGP said.

Last year, Japanese teenager Shoya Tomizawa died after crashing in a Moto2 race at San Marino.

Race director Paul Butler said circumstances surrounding Simoncelli's accident would be investigated.

Sepang circuit chairman Mokhzani Mahathir voiced his condolences and said it was unfortunate that a death occurred for the first time since the circuit opened in 1999.

"We had our standard operating procedure ... this is one-of-a-kind freak incident where the helmet came off and I am sure (motorcycling body) FIM and MotoGP will be looking into this," he said.

Newly crowned MotoGP champion Casey Stoner said that he feared for Simoncelli after seeing video of the crash.

"As soon as I saw the footage it just makes you sick inside," the Australian told the British Broadcasting Corporation. "Whenever the helmet comes off that's not a good sign."

The Italian motorcycling federation canceled all events planned for Sunday at the Mugello circuit near Florence.

The Italian Olympic Committee said it would honor Simoncelli by requesting a minute of silence at all Sunday's soccer matches, with AC Milan, his favorite team, planning to don armbands in his memory.

Italian Olympic Committee president Gianni Petrucci said Sunday marked the saddest day of his presidency.

"Life is sacred; you shouldn't die at age 24 just for a race," ANSA news agency quoted him as saying.


Collision slow motion (warning: scary to watch):

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Riposi in pace(rest in peace) Marco Simoncelli. In my opinion an extremely talented rider.

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Just caught it on tivo. I don't remember the last time I saw someone's helmet fly off like that.
Tragic day.

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ya the painter died up the street from me ...he loved to paint as much as marco liked to race....

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LiveLeak.com - Marco Simoncelli - Frame by Frame of the accident
here is a frame-by-frame of the accident. Hard to watch, but easy to see how it could not be survivable.
Tragic loss, he seemed like a pretty cool guy.

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tragic day in motogp. thoughts and prayers to his family and to colin and vale as they must be having a difficult time now

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Here's a tribute my friend put together.
Marco Simoncelli - #58 - YouTube

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RIP Marco.

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sad day indeed.... but it's all part of the life of racing anything. i saw the videos and it indeed is sickening, colins and rossi will have a very hard time getting through this, that i've no doubt.

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