1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

RIP - MotoGP Rider Marco Simoncelli

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by redtide1969, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    In a cruel twist of fate, Italian MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli passed away today after a horrific crash on the 2nd lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

    Marco was a legend and future champion in the making - the whole racing community feels the loss.

    RIP Marco - you will never be forgotten

    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2011/10/marco-simoncelli-dies-after-tragic-sepang-motogp-accident/
     
  2. Hybrid

    Hybrid Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    250
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    Crap, didn't know we already had a thread in his memory. Thanks hybrid

    Either way it makes me feel better to have started one for him too. Such a sad day in MotoGP history. :(
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Hybrid

    Hybrid Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    250
    That it is.

    Do you know what actually caused him do drift in front of Rossi? I have seen the video over and over and cant see why he goes to the right so suddenly, it was almost like he passed out or something.
     
  5. derago21

    derago21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,373
    Likes Received:
    1,193
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Backlinker
    Location:
    Your Brain
  6. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,902
    Likes Received:
    1,548
    @ hybrid - It sure is...I'm still in total shock. I was watching it live last night (1:00am) when it happened and couldn't fall sleep all night afterwards.

    There's been quite a bit of debate on whether he was already passed out when his tires regained grip (while off camera) which caused him to shoot back across the track to the right so abruptly.

    I see what you mean that it looks like he may have been unconcious (in hindsight, I sure hope he was) but knowing the heart that Super Sic rode with, I tend to think he was holding on, thinking he could save the crash until the very end. When I watch the video closely it looks like he's trying to "save the crash on his knee" meaning using his right knee and body weight to keep the bike upright in an attempt to ride out the crash.

    Either way, I do feel he didn't suffer and was knocked unconcious (if he wasn't already) as soon as Colin and Vale made impact and prior to his helmet coming off.

    Such heartbreaking images