MotoGP » Simoncelli rejects blame for Pedrosa crash

“I believe that my ride-through was a result of all the talk over the past few days,” – Marco Simoncelli.

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BigG - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 3:43 AM

Sic's move was a bit brave but this is racing, the bloke wants his first MotoGP podium and I'de say his riding can only develop to be WC. IMHO Dani should have made a better job of defending the corner, he knew he was going to be too deep and should have hung Sic out.

The punishment does not fit the crime.

G Mark 2 - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 4:25 AM

Did anyone note that Dani righted the bike mid corner to go under Sic at the next corner and unfortunately hit Sic's rear wheel? I too am concerened the sport is becoming sanitised. Of course Sic could've waited for a better opportunity but it is racing, and Dani didn't have to right the bike. These guys are riders. No need for a penalty really.

SimonUgly - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 5:10 AM

I saw the problem between Marco and Dani just one time, but for me, this time Simoncelli was too hard - Rossi said. He didnt leave space for Dani. Coming from the outside, maybe he was braking harder, but maybe a bit too aggressive because Dani didnt have any room to do anything.

Sic still reject it ! maybe his brain corupt by virus from genital disease ! he better drive a boom boom car

bike nut - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 5:37 AM

dani was first into the corner and had the inside line but he didnt have the fast line, sic had a much faster line on the corner but as he headed for the apex his line crossed dani's. If sic had been a couple of bike lengths further back there would have been no problem and he probably would have passed dani on the exit. Sic said it all when he said he had his normal line and brake point for the corner, trouble is dani got there first, sometimes you need to back off and dani had the inside line, sic would have known there was going to be a problem and should have backed off.

Obenz - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 5:52 AM

@Bike Nut

You are absolutely on the money......couldn't have put it any better!

With experience and some good hard advice (clearly not from Gresini!), Marco who is a HUGE talent will get a bit more experience and learn that 'Rome was not built in a day'.

Had he given him a bit more racing room or backed off a tad, he would have easily overtaken him again within the next lap and finished 2nd.

Hope Marco listens to his very good friend Rossi who happens to know a thing or two about racing and overtaking!

tom - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 6:27 AM

Everyone who says it's a racing incident or it was Dani's fault is disagreeing with Valentino Rossi...


May 16, 2011 7:51 AM
Last Edited 1817 days ago

I cant believe the utterly brainless comments by people on here.

Its simple physics if you think about it.... "rubbing" leathers with other riders is genreally accepted as racing so long as youre not muscling them out of the way, youre both riding parallel and moving in the same direction, no problem.
Pulling in-front of a rider and t-boning them leaving them nowhere to go is downright dangerous. . . its very basic physics, they have nowhere to go and no room to brake, hence what happened yesterday.
Just like bikenut said, if you KNOW the move youre about to make is dangerous its your responsibility to be patient and back off, its motorbike racing, not rugby!

Look at the list of people who thought it was stupid then tell me you disagree with them!


May 16, 2011 8:02 AM

eminusx. how can you get in front of another bike and t-bone it? are you admitting that simo was ahead of dani? if you look at the photos, yes simo was ahead and at least 6ft out from the apex. there was ample room for dani to get round the corner, if he had not panicked and sat-up. the worst that would have happened, would have been a low side.

Westminister - Unregistered

May 16, 2011 8:13 AM

Although on the outside, Simoncelli was ahead of Pedrosa going into the corner as the rear facing camera shows. The front facing camera clearly shows Simoncelli ahead of Pedrosa coming out of the turn. Even Pedrosa's forward camera shows Simoncelli speed passed him out of the corner.

Race direction should not penalize the faster pilot. On race day, the slower pilot is always at fault for not being faster... Being slower is a penalty in itself, and sometimes it is accompanied by that harsh mistress called gravity...

Andiamo Simoncelli...! The rostrum awaits you in Barcelona...

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