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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916 - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 10:41 PM

It is clear to me a lot of comments come from people whom have not raced motorcycles. a move around the OUTSIDE of a fellow competitor is both very brave and risky, should you bring the other guy down 99% of the time you will go down too, therefore it can not be compared to the Rossi/Stoner incident. there was (a little) room on the inside for Pedrosa, and Simoncelli would have been on the inside for the following right hander, which I believe was his intention.

ebaums - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 10:55 PM

the funny thing is happening to Simoncelli rather right now and the worse thing he even didn't asked about Dani status or so, no sorry no nothing, just the self ego at the top. BTW the weight limit Sic wants to be changed so much and I ask for what?????? Where is the disadvantage?

MacktheKnife

May 15, 2011 10:57 PM

I finding it hard to understand the many posts defending Sic. For far to long race directiona has chosen to ignore the fact that MotoGP is not a contact sport. Why? Because Rossi has been the chief culprit. I can think of three of Rossi overtakes when he should have been penalised. Sete - Jerez, Casey - Laguna and Jerez.
The situation has now become so bad that riders now routinely commit to overtakes that are likely to cause an accident. The rules state that riders when overtaking must not cause an avoidable accident. To say its just a racing incident is wrong. That crash was avoidable. Remember crashes are dangerous and they rob us the fans of a proper race.

Bruce Joelson

May 15, 2011 11:19 PM

Simoncelli is dead right.In fact it was Pedrosa who caused the contact, not Simoncelli! If you look carefully at the video taken from the rear,Pedrosa slows up and then goes almost verticle, thus changing his intended line to move more to the outside, THEN the contact happened.If he had kept his intended line...no contact...and THAT'S a fact! It is also probable that Pedrosa was into the corner too fast, thus his sudden movement.Simoncelli did everything right.I am sorry for Pedrosa's injury and I wish him a speedy recovery, but he brought it on himself. The video does not lie !!!!!!!!

g - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 11:37 PM

One factor that seems to get overlooked is that many riders choose to compete when NOT 100% fit. Dani is still recovering from his previous shoulder op, is he in FULL control of the machinery beneath him?
Simoncelli should not be held accountable for the incident. He is just a scapegoat at the moment thanks to the childish remarks of prima donna riders such as Lorenzo and Stoner who only like it when theyve got a clear track to ride on

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