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PostSubject: R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli   Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:08 pm



Marco Simoncelli, a MotoGP rider, was killed earlier today in a horrific crash at the Malaysian GP, involving American rider Colin Edwards and fellow Italian rider Valentino Rossi. Info from Wikipedia:
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Simoncelli was involved in an accident with Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi during the 2011 Malaysian GP at the Sepang International Circuit. In fourth position during lap two, Simoncelli's bike veered across the track and straight into the path of Edwards and Rossi. Edwards was injured with a dislocated shoulder, while Simoncelli lay still on the track after the crash, his helmet having come off during the incident. The race was immediately red-flagged. He was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, but at 16:56 local time it was announced that he had died from his injuries. Later, at a press conference involving members of the MotoGP Race Direction, Medical Director Michele Macchiagodena said that Simoncelli sustained "a very serious trauma to the head, to the neck and the chest", and was administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 45 minutes.

Video of the crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8oanwBCW8o

R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli, you were a great talent and one of my favourite riders, gone too soon. My thoughts are with your friends and family.

Marco Simoncelli, January 20 1987 - October 23 2011 Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli   Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:13 pm

Theres been alot of race drivers killed this week, R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli! :'(
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli   Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:19 pm

Indeed. Last year, Moto 2 rider Shoya Tomizawa was killed on live TV when he crashed and a rider drove straight over his body - I watched that, and it wasn't nice. Last weekend, Indy car racer Dan Wheldon was killed - this weekend, Marco Simoncelli has been killed. I'm still shaken over this. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli   Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:56 pm

ugh racing has taking its toll over the years

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli   Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:29 pm

But, in the modern day it's quite rare to see a death in motorsports. Motorcycles are by far the most dangerous racing vehicles, because you have not roll cage, and no seat belts.



I gotta say though, I've never heard of Marco Simoncelli. I don't follow motorcycle racing xD



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