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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by GT5_X2010, Oct 23, 2011.
The world of motorsport is a poorer place without you
The rumours going saying Vale is going to retire is false. Uccio has confirmed this. I'm certain Valentino will want to go out and win for #58 and when he does it will be so emotional.
Even this morning it still hasn't sunk in that Super Sic is gone. I'm reading the websites but still it's like this can't be true
RIP Marco, a really great guy and rider too... There's not enough words to explain.
I live near his hometown and i feel bad about this sudden and huge loss, he was genuine and i'm feeling like missing a friend.
Race your life in heaven SuperSic.
RIP Marco you made Moto GP exciting. You will be missed!
According to MotoGP's safety delegate, there is nothing that could have been done to prevent Marco Simoncelli's accident.
R.I.P. #58. Moto GP is a poorer place with your passing. Vaya con Dios...
Ciao Marco, you will be missed.
R.I.P marco me afro bro we all know you will be up there teaching god how to ride a bike aswell as you do :-(
A terrible accident and a terrible loss...
Yea, nothing could be done.
Vale has just tweeted a couple of pictures of him and Marco battling in Misano and of them together in Sepang back in February test.. Words probably can't describe how he feels.
I agree. It's unavoidable in motorbike racing. In the past three years, it happened to Tomizawa, it happened to Craig Jones. Now it happened to Marco. I'm sure it has happened to many others.
The only way to reduce the possibility of it happening is to stagger the start like they do on the isle of man. Obviously, the gap between them would have to be much shorter due to the difference in circuit length. I'm not very keen on this idea though.
Well, for once I don't agree. There's ALWAYS something to look for. Neck protection, Helmet strengh improved.
They did it in F1 after Massa (helmet investigation and improvement). Of course we can always say that no helmet will be strong enough for a biiger piece of suspension, that some accidents will be fatal under the right (wrong) circumstances.
But there always room to improve, and MotoGP should look carefully at the protection the suits can provide in the chest area, at finding a way to protect even better necks and heads.
My two cents, as a biker myself. With the hope that Marco now rests in peace in biker's heaven.
I can see what you mean but imo this will never happen.
Alot has been said about the protection but what can be done? At the force Marco was struck at not much could have helped. The guys need to be able to move around freely on the bike to ride.
I never said they could do no more to improve protection for the rider. My entire post was based around the fact that when a rider goes down on the racing line directly in front of other riders travelling at more than 100 mph, his chances are very slim regardless of the amount of protection.
In the past 3 years or so, we have lost Shoya Tomizawa, Craig Jones, Marco Simoncelli and Peter Lenz (who I forgot about in my last post) because they have fell directly in front of other riders who could not avoid them and have been struck by another bike.
Regardless of the research done on rider protection, it is near impossible to prevent such drastic injuries. The fact that Marco's helmet was ripped off and he had tire marks on his neck is proof that they are years away from a solution.
Until then, whenever a rider falls and is struck at speed in the head/neck/back/chest, he is likely to die. And it is currently unavoidable.
I had this race record overnight on my DVR. When I heard what had happened, there was just no way I could watch it. R.I.P Marco
Star Sports show Engine Block made an interview with him on Thursday and from what he said, he seem to have a good future ahead. Just 2 seasons in MotoGP is just too short. Their tribute videos are a very good one that just like Wheldon's, I shed tears. The press conference with the Medical Center doctor was also a tough one to listen to.
This has really hit me hard. I feel hollow inside. Talented, brave, sometimes controversial but nothing short of one of the nicest guys you could meet. I was looking forward to watching Marco's career blossom, but tragically that not going to happen. Tragedies occur every day, but this one has really hurt. Going to miss the wiry bugger. Thoughts are with the fans and especially his family - also, Rossi and Edwards. Miss you already, big man.
How sad for the motoring world. Two racers meeting the most unfortunate fate.
It goes to show no matter how safe you make racing, it still takes courage to get behind the wheel and handle bar.
I saw him first time racing live at Imola in 2009 when he got a podium in race 2, and also at Misano this year, he always got a joke and a smile for everyone, rest in peace SuperSic!
It's really shocking to see how his helmet went flying off after the second bike hit him...
RIP. What a bad month for motorsport.
Marco was a breath of fresh air in comparison to the humourless, almost robot-like attitudes of some of the younger MotoGP riders. He was a talent, a character, and a true racer. I am deeply shocked and saddened by his death. My thoughts are with his family and friends, and also Colin and Vale.
A couple of really nice tributes here.
I think it's a requote from Burt Munro, attributed to Macro, but it seems fitting..
I've had an idea, a 'Marco Simoncelli trophy' for highest ranked rider on a satelite bike at the end of each season in honour of his great underdog performances.
That's a brilliant idea, it would be such a great way to remember Marco.
Or to who has the wackiest hair every year.
On the other hand I think your idea is better.
very sad month in motorsports!!! very sickening to watch a great rider go out like this....thoughts and prayers go out to his fans, friends and family as well as Rossi and Edwards......Can't imagine how they feel right now R.I.P.
This is what He'd be doing...
Thoughts are with your Family
A few days gone and I still can`t believe he is gone.
I think last sunday was the day music died for me.
My heart just doesn`t want to warm up for motorsport anymore, especially MotoGP.
I don`t know, but when I was younger, I always dreamed of making my bike license and then buying myself my own bike to do some road tours. Later I abandonned that idea because it is so dangeours.
But now I will do it because eventhough I never met him, Marco teached me to never give up and always try to make the best of myself. I will get my bike license and buy myself a honda and his helmet, this is going to be my way of paying tribute too that great person we lost sunday morning.
RIP, I watched a portion of that race today I think, but didnt finish it, had to leave to do something. Didnt see the incident.