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Pedrosa hits out at Simoncelli – again

"In Estoril he was laughing about maybe someone will arrest him. Maybe he needs that because I tell you, his head has nothing but hair" – Dani Pedrosa.
Dani Pedrosa made clear his feeling towards Marco Simoncelli have not mellowed in the weeks since their Le Mans collision, which left the Spaniard with a broken collarbone.

Speaking during Thursday press conference at Mugello, the venue for Pedrosa's return to MotoGP action, the Spaniard said:

"If someone is still doubting [that Simoncelli is dangerous] that is unbelievable. It is quite clear what he is showing on the track.

"In Estoril he was laughing about maybe someone will arrest him. Maybe he needs that because I tell you, his head has nothing but hair."

Simoncelli - sitting next to Pedrosa - was then given a chance to respond.

"For me, we speak a lot about that incident," commented the San Carlo Honda Gresini rider. "For me, the things he and his manager say are stupid. It is better not to speak with him or his manager."

Simoncelli - consistently quick in qualifying - has crashed in four of the seven races this year, not counting the incident with Pedrosa. His most recent tumble came in last Saturday's Dutch TT, when he also brought down Jorge Lorenzo.

During the press conference Pedrosa also rubbished rumours that the second collarbone surgery was needed due to a training crash on a Supermoto bike.

"I've explained what happened five times - in my blog, in press releases, interviews. How many times do I need to explain?

"I didn't touch a bike.

"I was doing the rehabilitation therapy [after the first operation] and one small piece of the collarbone just opened up.

"I rested for two days, but the pain was still the same so we did some more x-rays and tests. Finally we decided we had to fix it so another surgery was necessary."

Referring to all the rumours about his injuries, Pedrosa said:

"There are some people around here who think they are Sherlock Holmes or something."

Pedrosa missed three races - Catalunya, Silverstone and Assen - due to the injury.



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Nick636

July 01, 2011 9:48 AM

@ Max It takes a special skill to make even that article about Rossi. (Not a compliment) And will Dani EVER just get over it?!?!?! YOU ride MOTORCYCLES for a living!!! It's racing, it happens. STOP COMPLAINING AND GETTING CLEVER AND DO YOUR JOB!!! Like you have never ever been the cause of an accident.

fact checker - Unregistered

July 01, 2011 10:35 AM

If I remember correctly Hayden did win that WC in 2006 and Pedrosa didn't ruin that for him at all... *goes to check facts* Oh look, Hayden was world champion indeed. How curious. I find it hilarious how people keep bringing up the ONE incident where Pedrosa ever took someone else out - which was also almost five years ago - and that somehow makes him the same as someone who's crashing almost every race and more often than not takes someone with him. The difference between the two is that obviously Pedrosa learned from his mistake. Oh, and that he actually acknowledged making one in the first place.



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