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Edwards heads home after Sepang tragedy

"...his thoughts and prayers are with Simoncelli and the Gresini Honda family"
Colin Edwards suffered a dislocated left shoulder during the accident that claimed the life of Marco Simoncelli in Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

"The American has left the Sepang International Circuit to begin his recovery at home in America and his thoughts and prayers are with Simoncelli and the Gresini Honda family," read part of a statement from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (see the Simoncelli tribute story for the full version).

Edwards and Ducati's Valentino Rossi had no chance to avoid the fallen Simoncelli, as he was pulled by his bike across the race track in front of them on lap two of the grand prix.

Rossi, a close friend of Simoncelli, escaped unharmed.

As a mark of respect, Honda has cancelled its planned 1000cc test session at Sepang on Monday.



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Ammar

October 23, 2011 1:36 PM

he must be feeling really bad...the trauma one can go through knowing that a person died coming under his wheels... also, he was the one who saw simoncelli lying on the ground once he got up after the crash... although it was no way his fault....it was unavoidable.... sad day for moto gp RIP simo.....

Thermoman

October 23, 2011 1:27 PM
Last Edited 567 days ago

Glad to hear he's ok. God only knows what he going through at the moment...



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