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Moto GP Crash Horrific :-(

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by 4T5, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. rincinDub

    Hitman

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    Lots of crashes this weekend. Marco's crash was horrible.

    Rip Marco.
     
  2. cheets64

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    Wow just watched it, looked like it was instant.

    Rip
     
  3. One

    Soldato

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    Location: ABQ, NM

    Perhaps due to the BBC doing that pre-race bit mocking superstitions?
     
  4. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    I went out on my bike & did 162 miles throughout the day but it still hasn't sunk in. I loved how this dude came in & shook the Moto GP scene up & being a tall dangly ***** like myself I identified with him more than most. On top of this it's just another person younger than me dying which is just wrong. :mad: + :(
     
  5. thedoc46

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    Just hearing about this and I am in shock. RIP # 58. The most exciting man on the grid this yr.

    Can't believe what's happened.
     
  6. 4T5

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    Marcos short but impressive life.
    1987: Born in Cattolica, Italy on January 20.
    1996: Runner-up in the Italian Minimoto Championship.
    1999: Champion of the Italian Minimoto Championship.
    2000: Claims a back-to-back title in the Italian Minimoto Championship and is runner-up in the European Minimoto Championship.
    2001: Moves up to the the Italian 125cc Championship and wins the title in his rookie year.
    2002: Wins the European 125cc title.
    2003: Takes part in his first full season in the 125cc World Championship with the Matteoni Racing team.
    2004: Joins the Rauch Bravo team and wins his first Grand Prix at a rain-soaked Jerez.
    2005: Completes another 125cc campaign with the Nocable.it Race team and finishes fifth in the final standings.
    2006: Moves up to the 250cc class riding for Gilera. Finishes the season in 10th overall with a sixth place finish at the Chinese Grand Prix his best result.
    2008: June - Wins his first 250cc race at the Italian GP in Mugello in controversial circumstances when Hector Barbera crashed into him after Simoncelli appeared to try to block him off.
    October - Wins the 250cc World Championship after a successful season with Gilera with a third place finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.
    2009: Finishes third overall in the 250cc World Championship behind Japan's Hiroshi Aoyama and Spain's Barbera.
    2010: Moves up to ride in his debut MotoGP season for Honda. Finishes 16 of the 18 races en route to eighth place in the championship.
    2011: May - Collides with Dani Pedrosa while battling for second in the French GP. The resulting crash saw Pedrosa break his collarbone and Simoncelli receive a ride-through penalty, eventually finishing fifth. Simoncelli accepted he needed to re-evaluate his driving style and at times be more cautious.
    June - Claims his first MotoGP pole at the Catalan GP but a poor start resulted in a sixth placed finish.
    October 23 - Killed in a crash during the Malaysian GP in Sepang. :(
     
  7. arctine

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    FFS.

    Marco, RIP.
     
  8. Wiry

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    RIP #58 Marco :/
     
  9. Nvidiot

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    Just watched the slow motion video, bad times.
     
  10. Talon

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    It might just be me but I think it terrible that one of the brightest stars in the top motor cycle forumla dies and the BBC evening news fails to mention it.
     
  11. CaptainRAVE

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    They didn't? That is poor showing, the Indy crash was all over the next last week :(
     
  12. 4T5

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    The only way to get decent news is to monitor the Italian coverage & get somebody to translate.
    I've had a few chats with bikers/X racers today & seeing this thread develop I feel a lot of people know this guy had a special future in Moto GP & it's obvious loads of people loved this dudes style.
    BBC news has let us all down.
     
  13. Semple

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    Such a tragic loss :(

    I always enjoyed watching him race as well.
     
  14. djshauny1

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    tragic loss :(

    r.i.p fella
     
  15. Mr Jack

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    RIP Marco.

    What a horrible accident. I don't think there was anything they could do about it but how must Edwards and Rossi feel now?
     
  16. jon.bda

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    Sic for me was like a youngest brother.so strong on track and so sweet in the normal life.I will miss him a lot.

    Tweet from VR...can only imagine what him and Colin are going through right now...
     
  17. kitfit1

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    I really don't know what to say................................i was watching the race live and saw the crash. I had a gut feeling at the time that he was dead...................the worst accident i've witnessed in over 30 years of watching GP racing.

    I'm really glad that all the tube posts have been pulled. Only sic people would want to watch the horrific death of one of the worlds most tallented riders.
    As for the Mail......................i hope they get what's coming to them at some point.......scum of the earth :mad:

    RIP Marco.
     
  18. jon.bda

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    Watched Craig Jones accident live on tv, and Shoya Tomizowa's crash as well...i consider myself lucky having missed this one. I love bike racing, but sometimes it really sucks...
    :(
     
  19. Lakeland

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    Absolutely gutted. He was a legend in the making.

    RIP
     
  20. One

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    Car crash mentality, i don't think there is anything wrong with seeking out the footage, it's human nature, and of course there will be uploads from people who as far as they thought simo was conscious. However what the daily mail has done is pretty foul. Littered his memorial page with gruesome pictures and footage when they know he has been tragically killed.


    The BBC didn't even say what happened at the lunch time scheduled repeat, they just said it wasn't on. I phoned up my dad about midday and he asked me why it wasn't repeated, i was awake to see the live footage. My legs actually shook when i repeated what happened. I still don't think it's fully sunk in with me that he has gone and i won't see him racing ever again.