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Dan Wheldon, now Marco Simoncelli

Post by nathanolder » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:53 am

Tragic scenes this morning in the moto Gp race in sepang. 2 tragic races in 1 week in the world of Motorsport.
Dan Wheldons crash last sunday was bad enough, and now Simoncelli has a horrific accident this morning.

R.I.P Dan & Marco, two top talents that were looking like 2012 was going to be a serious challenge for the title for both :cry:

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Post by -BARON-23- » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:13 pm

R.I.P Marco Simoncelli, too young for such a fatality! Top bloke and a top rider.

I'll always remember him for ripping into Lorenzo in a press conference on Live TV as Lorenzo was being his usul repulsing self and the journalists were laughing their heads off.

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Post by Rovertheseas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:16 pm

Worst part was watching his poor distraught girlfriend in the pits. Heartbreaking stuff :cry:

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Post by nathanolder » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:18 pm

Did you see the crash! it was horrific! shocking. He was always exciting to watch, sometimes frustrating but always worth watching. I will always remember him for his general appearance on a bike, all knee's & elbows.

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Post by Rovertheseas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:27 pm

No I did see it, and as soon as his helmet came off you knew he was in serious trouble. All I'm saying was that watching the girlfriend realise the severity of the crash was pretty bad as well.

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Post by -BARON-23- » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:42 pm

Just seen the crash now, worst thing ive seen in ages :( The worst bit is when you can just see him led there whilst his helmet rolls away :(

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Post by nathanolder » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:02 pm

Savory wrote:still pointless
Not in any way is Racing on an Oval pointless.

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Post by Mucka » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:57 am

The commentators said that Rossi & Edwards would have been doing around 140km/h when they hit him. Nasty stuff. Not a good week for motorsport.

RIP SuperSic.

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Post by nathanolder » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:15 am

I wouldnt be at all suprised if Rossi retired after this, it appeared that Edwards hit Simoncelli in the back & Rossi hit him in the head & neck area, I have only seen it once, and once was enough, So i could be wrong.

As Rossi and SuperSic were best friends it could be too much for Rossi to overcome. 2 weeks time in Valencia should see some wonderful tributes to the 58. I look forward to seeing Marco remembered for the great rider he was. :cry:

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Post by Jim » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:37 pm

Still feel so very sad about this. Devestated infact. I watched Moto GP fairly regularly and Simoncelli was one of my favourite racers and certainly a future world champion in the making.

Daily Mail has a good report on the situation, but be warned, graphic content within.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/others ... ds-newsxml

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Post by -BARON-23- » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:26 pm

Jim wrote:Still feel so very sad about this. Devestated infact. I watched Moto GP fairly regularly and Simoncelli was one of my favourite racers and certainly a future world champion in the making.

Daily Mail has a good report on the situation, but be warned, graphic content within.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/others ... ds-newsxml
I feel the exact same way, he had to potential to be the next Rossi when Rossi decided to call it a day :(

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Post by Rover the Top » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:05 pm

nathanolder wrote:
Savory wrote:still pointless
Not in any way is Racing on an Oval pointless.
I think you've missed the pun... :yeahright:

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Post by Savory » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:46 pm

8-)

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