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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mattbloke - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:10 PM

if there is anything that needs to be investigated, its the fact that rossi's bike didnt cut out once it went over. it was on its side for a long time, and the fact that he was trapped under it, makes it even worse. could you imagine if the clutch lever got damaged and his, casey's, or a marshalls bodypart got caught in a spinning wheel or chain? it seems ducati can get away with this sort of thing time and time again


April 05, 2011 5:15 PM

By insulting Rossi and the Spanish Marshalls Stoner has alienated the two nations that have the largest influence in his choice of profession. Not very clever particularly as his team's major backer is...spanish. Talking about winning friends and influencing people. Stoner's response was as bad as the marshalls and he should be charged with bringing the sport into disripute if the marshalls are to be chastised. Anyone remember the last time Stoner was on a Honda? Lost the front end on an over eager pass and took out Gibernau on the Ducati..."let those without blame cast the first stone..r"

Paul - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:16 PM

According to the rules engine must switch off if the bike is down, Stoner turn is engine off, so during the crash Rossi's engine should have switch off.
In one way Rossi and Ducati have been cheating.
Remenber Indianapolis, Pedrosa crash his engine cut off, Rossi crash his engine keep running.


April 05, 2011 5:18 PM


Stoner could have come off smelling like roses! whatever. How would that be the case, let me see.

Step 1. Turn into a robot.
Step 2. Hand the bike over to the marshals and walk off the track, whilst giving the crowd a friendly wave.
Step 3. Wait for Rossi in his garage, shake his hand and say no worries mate, these things happen, smile.
Step 4. Give an interview that covers "these things happen, sad for the team, looking forward to the next race" smile.
Step 5. Exit stage left.

Wake up, this is the real world and Stoner just finished riding that piece of sh!t Ducati and the truth is he knows that Rossi's ambition did exceed his talent at riding it, just as his had several times in the previous season. So tired of Rossi being held up as some sort of god, he arrived on this earth the same way the rest of us did.

ReallyReally - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:31 PM

In many cases the commentators opinions during a race can be inaccurate .

They are seeing the same footage we see & often aportion blame to the wrong rider this then taints the audiences view of what actually happened .

They make assumptions as if they are actually riding the bikes about tyres going off etc.

The ones on immediately said Valentino crashed whilst trying to pass Casey but Valentino said he wasn't trying to pass & many here have said it was whilst he was braking & lost the front end .

As i don't have the footage of the incident can someone check to see if he was actually leaning into the corner or was under brakes & the front end tucked resulting in the accident .

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