MotoGP » Moto2: Smith: I had to watch a replay to understand what happened

"The initial crash was bad enough but then I hit Marquez's bike quite hard and I think this is how I broke my left collarbone and also took a big hit on my chest" – Bradley Smith.

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bri t

October 22, 2011 7:42 PM
Last Edited 1654 days ago

Luck shouldn't really come into it. These idiots have a job to do with clearly defined rules. Glad they were fined so promptly.
(Not that i'm correcting you mate just having a rant)

MM - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 9:09 PM

It was bad luck that Smith hit Marquez's bike in the gravel as that is almost certainly how he got the more serious injuries. It looked a nasty impact when watching the replay. Otherwise he might have been able to race tomorrow. I wish him a speedy recovery in time for Valencia.

bri t

October 23, 2011 7:18 PM

Yes but he shouldn't have crashed in the first place if the track's surface condition had been flagged to the riders.

This is serious stuff as today's loss of Simoncelli shows. Motorcycle racing is dangerous. Marshalls have a job to do - protect the safety of the riders. Bradley is out injured and Marques is out injured because of it. All for the sake of diligence.

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