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    Motorcycle racing

    I know it's probably not a sport that a lot of people follow but I do and today was a horrible day. One of the best up and coming riders (24yo) was killed today. He was ran over by the GOAT in motorcycle racing.

    RIP Marco Simoncelli.

    Marco Simoncelli death: safety in Moto GP is never 100 per cent guaranteed, says Sepang circuit chairman - Telegraph



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    Re: Motorcycle racing

    As soon as it happened and I saw the helmet rolling away I knew it was going to bad news. I've seen 100's of on track crashes including people get run over and I have never seen a helmet come off before. I feel bad for Colin and Valentino but there was nothing they could do. It looked like Rossi crossed himself and was probably saying a prayer as soon as he got control of his bike so he knew it was bad right away.

    Very sad day indeed.



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    Re: Motorcycle racing

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    As soon as it happened and I saw the helmet rolling away I knew it was going to bad news. I've seen 100's of on track crashes including people get run over and I have never seen a helmet come off before. I feel bad for Colin and Valentino but there was nothing they could do. It looked like Rossi crossed himself and was probably saying a prayer as soon as he got control of his bike so he knew it was bad right away.

    Very sad day indeed.
    Exactly that.

    I saw the replay of it (heard he low sided and was hit) but had to find a video or something else to tell me how he passed away. Granted anything is possible when racing, but just tough to hear.

    Helmet I am sure did what it was supposed too, there are some things you can not test for. If it was a issue with the helmet (strap failure or something) I would hope it gets looked into, but from the looks of the crash, I am not sure what more you can do..

    RIP. Makes me think about my motorcycle and dirt bike hobbies a lil harder when I see anything related to riding...


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