Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

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Re: simoncelli RIP

Postby Stratkat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:45 pm

shadowman wrote:A great loss to the sport but just awful for friends and family.

I wonder if Edwards will race again. He is a hard man but running over a friend is something else altogether. Not his fault obviously but some things are hard to get out of your head.

From what I saw I think he would have been killed instantly so at least he didn't suffer. I wonder is helmet chin straps are made to fail at a critical load. Thinking about it the strap needs to be the weaker link when compared to the neck!

RIP and thanks for the thrills along the way.


there is a very graphic high res slow mo video, shot from the back (very hard to watch), in the aftermath when Colin is getting to his feet, Marco's helmet goes rolling by and it looks like the strap is unfastened.
i feel so bad for Colin too, most of the focus is on Marco, as it should be, but Edwards took a huge beating as well, and i cant believe Rossi stayed on his bike! just a horrible and sad, sad day.

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Re: simoncelli RIP

Postby DucatiTerminator » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:31 pm

This is beyond words. I'm still devastated and in shock. Talking with him at Laguna Seca is stuck in my head, and I unable to process. RIP Marco, you will be missed!

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Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby arashi » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:46 pm

Marco Simoncelli aka Super Sic lost his life yesterday on the 2nd lap of the Malaysian GP at Sepang. He was a rising star in MotoGP and was taken away from us too early. Race In Peace #58 you will be missed by all your family, friends and fans! :cry:

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Re: simoncelli RIP

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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

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Re: simoncelli RIP

Postby fatbob » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:14 pm

very sad indeed
I wondered if he had a larger size to fit all his air in ?

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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:17 pm

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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:17 pm



Fantastic vid. What an amazing rider. He pulled off some breathtaking overtakes and just wouldn't accept he was beaten. Yeah he crashed a few times but he added something MotoGP was lacking. The world has been robbed of years of an exciting racer.
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Re: simoncelli RIP

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:18 pm

Combining these threads into the one in Gone But Never Forgotten section.
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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:41 am

Video tribute to Marco on MotoGP website


http://www.motogp.com/en/videos/2011/Va ... Simoncelli
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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby jambox » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:46 pm

1 year to the day. RIP hairy one. The GP has been more boring without you.
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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:05 pm

Colonel_Klinck wrote:

Fantastic vid. What an amazing rider. He pulled off some breathtaking overtakes and just wouldn't accept he was beaten. Yeah he crashed a few times but he added something MotoGP was lacking. The world has been robbed of years of an exciting racer.



I can't believe Dorna made YouTube pull videos of tributes for copyright reasons :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: That is just fooked up man. There were some amazing vids and the above was one of them. Shame on you!


RIP Marco. MotoGP just isn't the same without you :( :( :(
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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby Hotbrakes » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:25 am

speedfiend41 wrote:RIP Marco. The Sepang round will always remind me of your brilliant riding and lust for living. MotoGP is poorer for your passing.


Amen, tomorrow will be somber while watching the race. Instead of a moment of silence though, all the riders should line up for a group wheelie across the line.
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Re: Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP

Postby MADDOG53 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Tragic,,,,,worst thing since what happened in Monza in 73, IMO,,,,,,RIP Marco,,,,,,
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