MotoGP » Bautista out to emulate 'Super Sic' Down Under

"It would be nice if we can honour the last ever podium of Marco Simoncelli with a great result this weekend" - Fausto Gresini.

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October 24, 2012 2:57 PM

@Stop Now, it's not just crash. Most of the media are at it, Dorna/MotoGP are at it, Gresini and Honda are at it, the riders are at it.

This isn't showing respect for the lad in any way, quite the opposite. The constant reminders in press releases and interviews and the like trivialize his death into little more than an advertising opportunity.

It seems half the riders on the grid are claiming to have been Marco's bestest friend and are riding in his spirit or some such tosh.

stop now - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 3:28 PM


Thank goodness some can see the truth, like you say it is just a a metaphorical photo op, the only ones who truly care are, his family and friends and loyal fans, but it is now time to move on before it becomes a side show.

jonnyboyh - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 3:35 PM

It is just another excuse for some cheap PR, go through the list: sponsors promoted. Check, personal sponsors happy, check, team happy, check, extra money earned for PR who knows rider and team who knows. Who cares. Using the name of a someone who was taken from us in such a freak accident and trying to profiteer from it is pathetic. But. They talk about .'honoring him' do your talking from the podium not on your way to 6th place.


October 24, 2012 6:59 PM

It looks too me that Sir Gresini is a very emotional man ... and he has it very, very difficult to let go what happened ... he is trying to make up that situation with small things and big things ... to me he's a nice person and I hope he will come over his grief bit by bit ...

Brendan - Unregistered

October 24, 2012 8:19 PM

no all they are rightly trying to say is its time to move on, his death is being used a bit and not in a good way.

His death was very tragic. We lost a very good rider. But im feeling sorry for Bautista its almost like its over shadowing him everytime he gets on the bike and thats not fair. The lad needs a chance to race for himself.

The memorial at sepang was a good point to underline it and never forget him as a rider, but to start focusing on the racing and the future. for the team to come out from the dark cloud and see the light and move forward.

sorry if it sounds harsh but its the truth. its a dangerous sport, if the team manager is struggling to let go perhaps he should take some time away from racing. This could easily happen again 2moro and he should know that.


October 24, 2012 10:37 PM

@Brendan, well put. Last week the championship visted the track where Marco died. We passed the anniversary of his death yestderday.

Nobody is saying we should forget him any more than we should forget Katoh, Saarinen or Phillis to name but three. We do, however, need to let the lad rest in peace and in particular the media need to stop using his name to try to make stories seem more significant than they are.

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