Simoncelli was involved in a fatal accident with Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi during the Malaysia GP at the Sepang International Circuit. In fourth position at the end of lap one, during lap two his bike veered across the track and straight into the path of Edwards and Rossi. The race was immediately red-flagged. Simoncelli lay stricken on the track after the crash, his helmet having come off during the incident. He was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, but at 16:56 it was announced he had succumbed to his injuries
I saw the crash as I watched the race this morning. Horrific. Im so sadened by this. I really liked Marco alot. While his riding style was controversial at times his personality was magnetic. Rest in Peace Marco and may God comfort those you left behind. We will all miss you.
WARNING THIS IS NOT EASY TO WATCH:
It's amazing that he loses the front then tries to save it on his slider and elbow then the thing grips up and pulls him accross the track into the path of Edwards and Rossi who had nowhere to go despite there best efforts.
I cannot imagine how Rossi and Edward's are feeling right now, it is in no way there fault but I cannot imagine how upset they would be right now. I would not be surprised if Rossi was absent at the next round as Marco was a very close friend of his. I would be inconsolable.
May the good Lord be with you, and watch over your family! So sad, but he died doing what he loved to do! When I pass, I want my friends to put my ashes on the back of their bikes and ride like they stole it, letting me fade into the wind, but my spirit will ride forever!!
got a text at 318am from a friend saying something super bad happened in GP race, but didnt think it was this!
I like Super Sic, he was a breathe of fun and excitement to the otherwise mostly boring GP series...Great Talent who will be missed for sure in the sport.
RIP and God be with all those that know & love you.
Any members coming to Robeling for some racing next week? This will be my first weekend on track this year and no better way to get back on the track then to go racing! Got some new suspension and hoping to get a podium before I sell my beloved ZX10...
I'm converting my 2017 10RR to a track bike. Trying to ditch all the unnecessary crap.
I've removed the cat convertor and the valve flaps etc, and installed an ESE.
I'm looking at the evaporative emission control system now ie the charcoal box on the right side. Can this be removed ? and if so...
Will Rea be able to keep dominating in 2020?
2020 World Superbike grid so far…
Kawasaki Racing Team:
Aruba.it Racing Ducati:
Michael van der Mark
I have a 2017 Zx10r full bolt on... flash filter exhaust. I last season ran a -1 front sprocket but the front end will not stay down.. so I went back to stock. The OEM sprocket is back on it.
I just roll raced a 2010 s1000 from a dead stop to a 30 then full throttle, and he put buses on me.