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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highbuck - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:31 PM
Last Edited 1850 days ago

I watched the race again last night. No one that stalled their bike was able bump start it regardless of how much assistance they recieved from the marshals. Makes sense given how slick the track was. As soon as Stoner let the bike stall his race was over.
Edited out name calling.

Lagomorph Max - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:32 PM

The Ducati didn't stop because Rossi had the presence of mind to hold the clutch in. I think thatis the reason Stoner was so irate, because in all his Ducati crashes he never had the brains to do that. Yet another reason Rossi is the GOAT. hee hee.


April 05, 2011 5:36 PM

re: acidraine

as I've said, I've no allegiance to Rossi... so don't tar me with the fanboy brush. You're clearly a biased as a Stoner fan.

No Stoner doesn't need to turn into a robot, and who said he should hand his bike over the marshals without trying to restart. He could insist that Rossi take off his helmet, take him into the back of the garage and ask for a real apology off camera... instead of childish digs at his shoulder and insults at his ability. If Rossi refused... now who looks worse. He's not a teenager anymore...take that anger and put it to use fighting Rossi in the next race.


April 05, 2011 5:40 PM

"I just watched the Eurosport coverage again - commentator Toby Moody was shouting at the marshalls as they left Stoner, Simoncelli and others to languish. They actually were so disinterested that they dropped Simoncelli's bike! "The marshalls only want to push Valentino today" is what either Moody or Jules said, and they are generally pretty spot-on."

They didn't need to push Rossi's bike, the engine was still running, after they help to put Rossi's bike up, he rejoin with no more help.

Stoner's bike was up before Rossi's bike but the engine wasn't running.

They try to help Stoner to bump start the engine but it was no good.


April 05, 2011 5:41 PM


He was totally leaning into the corner, almost passed Stoner when he lost the front, the edge of his back wheel hit Stoner's front wheel.

It looked like a pass move to me and it still does every time I watch it.

Maybe he wasn't initially going to pass being to far away, but when Stoner moved over to allow him room, I think he seized the opportunity but had way too much speed and couldn't hold it.

ReallyReally - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 5:45 PM

Ok i just found some footage if you look at it Valentino is almost a bike length in front of Casey when he loses the front end unfortunately for Casey when Valentino goes down his bike hits Caseys front wheel .

Had he been a foot or so further behind Casey wouldn't of gone down as well just unlucky .
As Valentino's bike would have slid across the track & Casey would've continued racing with a huge grin on his face.

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