rip Marco Simoncelli --- who? MotoGP at Sepang

mr. sin

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The Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang has been stopped on the second lap after Marco Simoncelli fell and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.

Simoncelli's helmet was knocked off in the incident, which occurred when he lowsided from his Gresini Honda at turn 11.

The Italian's bike then regained partial grip, pulling him back across the track and straight into the path of Edwards and Rossi.

Simoncelli, who was motionless on the track after the impact, had been fourth at the end of lap one.

Edwards also fell but escaped serious injury, while Rossi was able to return to the pits.

The race was immediately red flagged.

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at 19 secs watch his helmet get ripped off.
 

gleet

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Helmets are for safety. He should have left his on.
 

Konstantin K

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MMA and hockey are too violent.
 

Evil Star

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This will be tough one for Valentino Rossi to come back from as Simoncelli was his friend and it looks like it was his bike that ran over his neck. There was literally nothing the two oncoming bikes could do as Simoncelli swerved across them as he lost grip.

RIP Sideshow Bob

 

MagicBob

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Tragic crash. Collin tried hard to avoid but there was nothing he could do. Cant really see that Marco did anything wrong either, just cold tires and just a racing incident. Sad day.

God Speed Racer.
 

GrammatonCleric

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That was a rough one. I'm glad I missed that race. I hope Vale doesn't blame himself too much.
 

gleet

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That was a rough one. I'm glad I missed that race. I hope Vale doesn't blame himself too much.
I'm sure he'll get over it.

Although I do remember a little beagle puppy I accidentally ran over in 1986.

But yeah, he won't blame himself too much.
 

GrammatonCleric

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I'm sure he'll get over it.

Although I do remember a little beagle puppy I accidentally ran over in 1986.

But yeah, he won't blame himself too much.
OBVIOUSLY he's going to feel guilty because that was his friend. I'm saying I hope he understands that there was nothing he could do.