MotoGP » FIM launches review after Rossi-Stoner incident

Despite the hearing, the review will not affect the results of the Spanish Grand Prix.

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jigger80 - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:08 PM

maybe if stoner didnt blame everthing and one bar himself people might warm to him, he thinks he is something special! if he was more fan freindly they might run to him first! and lets not kid ourselves it wasnt the first time that weekend he was in the kitty litter at turn 1, but i guess that was someone elses fault too!!

johnboy - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:08 PM
Last Edited 1767 days ago

I'm not sure how many people out there have worked as a marshal (corner worker) at GPs but the work is voluntary. Therefore you have no clue what the work standard is of the people you are with. A lot of them are very experience, many others just want a good view of the track & to get near their heros. Not good I know, but what is the solution?
Both Rossi & Stoner got assistance to get their bikes re started. Rossi more so at the begining of the incident, but also Stoner as well. Who would you push, fan favourite Rossi or Stoner?
Apparently the Honda's secret clutch needs more assistance to get it going. Rossis bike was still running, Stoners had stalled.
Can you imagine how difficult it nust be to bump start a 250hp high compression MOTOGP engine.
What can the FIM do? nothing as usual. They did absolutely nothing when #48 died in MOTO2.

Removed name calling.

Calvin _

April 05, 2011 4:10 PM
Last Edited 1767 days ago

FIM looking into the events of a series run by the Spanish, with Clerk of the Course (Spanish), Chief Marshal (Spanish). Can you guess what the result is going to be?


April 05, 2011 4:10 PM

In the defense of the marshalls, Rossi did have a bike on top of him. Then Stoner started to walk away with his bike once he got it upright so the marshalls probably thought he didn't need any help.

Load of fuss over nothing.

Jack Bauer - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:11 PM

The marshals paid their attention to the rider most in need in this case Vale who was laying under almost two bikes..

I think FIM should call Stoner to the hearing and talk to him about his comments and lack of respect of
Stoner have every right to be angry about the situation but show some class and respect

jrose - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:15 PM

Perhaps the review should be of Rossi riding out of control. He is dangerous but also lucky as he tends to somehow score points even as the bashes and crashes others.

clear itup - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:19 PM

The blame, however, may not lay entirely with the marshals. Honda's trick gearbox and clutch mean that two pins are required to start the bike on the stand, and bumpstarting the machine is extremely difficult, if not quite impossible. The urge to save engine damage by switching the motor off, and then trying to coax the bike back into life - a dangerous proposition on a live racetrack - may have played a significant role in the inability of the marshals to restart both Stoner's and Simoncelli's machines.

TDS - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:21 PM

I agree. The marshalls priority was to Valentino as he was pinned under the bike. Stoner was standing up and obviously unhurt. There were a couple of marshalls trying to help Stoner, but the majority were concentrated on getting Valentino up and back on his bike, making sure he was OK to procede. By that time, Stoner was ranting and raving because he couldn't get his bike going so made an uneccessary gesture towards the marshalls who were not to blame. It will be a sad state of affairs if the volunteers who marshall the track are condemned beacuse of Stoner's strop!! Also, Simoncelli was on part of the track that took a while for the marshalls to get to - and his bike was also in too bad a state to go on, so don't take it all out on the poor marshalls!!!!

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