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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mike hunt - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:21 PM

''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? ''

An omelette?


April 05, 2011 4:22 PM

I see nothing wrong with what the marshals did in that video. They put thair lives on the line just running out there, standing right in an impact zone trying to help.

If another rider would have fallen and killed a corner worker we would be discussing a whole different topic. The same people who are saying they should have done more would be saying they shouldn't have been there.

In my opinion the only thing wrong with this situation is how many marshals came out. Way more then necessary. Especialy with the pack that fallowed the leaders after they fell. If nothing else they should have waited till it was safer. Rossi and Stoner were obviously not injured. Just my 2 cents.


April 05, 2011 4:28 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."

LOL, Rossi is very dangerous, he's always crashing others but the last time was in 2005 or something like that.

It's was a low speed crash, if the engine is still running or they can bump start the rider normally rejoin. Rossi wasn't the only one that rejoin after a crash.


April 05, 2011 4:31 PM

Racing - good pic. Bit of a stupid place to stand. Maybe FIM should look at that also.

Does anyone have a picture of Stoner gesticulating to the crowd once he was over the tyre barrier? I couldn't make out if it was a finger or a thumb or just a wave.

ooj - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:32 PM

Considering how much money I pay for my motoGP tickets, and how many fans show up to the races, plus the telecast royalties...
You'd think they could hire trained track marshals for every race, with very specific instructions on what they can or cannot do. At a minimum:
1) must be trained & licensed medical personnel
2) marshals should not be allowed to help bumpstart a bike. Otherwise we'd have to implement fitness tests to ensure that they can do the job consistently for every rider.
Imagine if football fans were allowed to assist in a goal, or attend to an injured player. What a joke that would be.

I don't want to be rude here but after hearing casey's sarcastic remarks when he was approach by rossi to apologize, I thought the arrogant punk deserves no help from no one, even from the hotdog vendor at the foodstalls, very unsportman for somebody who was once a world champ and no respect, even mocking rossi on his shoulder injury, what an *rse..

ooj - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:37 PM

In my track day experience, $300 apiece for 25 riders was able to afford:
1) paid corner workers working the flags, working a full 8-hour day
2) trained medics and a trackside ambulance, with helicopter insurance for $40.00 extra.
... and yet Dorna relies on volunteers?

quile - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 4:43 PM

Can MotoGP bikes even be bump started? The compression on those things are off the chart. They probably have to be pushing 15+ mph to even have a chance of turning over.


April 05, 2011 4:47 PM
Last Edited 1698 days ago

@McbainUK, thanks for the video clip link. Now I have to say I most certainly didn't expect that after all the fuss about it. Rossi got help first 'coz he was under the bike while stoner on his feet. What the heck were they supposed to do? But, after reading/hearing about marshals not helping Casey, I thought OK, they fooked it up, no good. Well, video footage shows quite the opposite. F o u r!! marshals tried to push Casey, four! They came to the end of gravel area and stopped. For those of you who don't understand why the Duc didn't die, well - Valentino never let go of the clutch and yes, it's a Ducati.

Stoner had no right to complain about marshals, since they did everything they possibly could. I really liked Casey 'til now coz that comment just goes to show who he really is. Still can't believe my eyes...

Oh and yes, Vale, not taking his helmet and gloves off - just so damn disrespectful...

flip over and out

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