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      10-23-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Heartbreaking MotoGP News - RIP Marco Simoncelli

I woke up this morning and saw this. This is devastating news! Rest in peace Marco! You, your talent and your hair will be badly missed!

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/174..._injuries.html
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      10-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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i cant believe it saw it live, RIP Marco
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RIP! Horrible...
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I woke up today to watch the race on dvr.

I can't believe it.

RIP
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It was horrific. RIP
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Someone suspect that he used a helmet with a too big size - because of his very long hair.
I do not know - maybe the locking system of his helmet has failed - this is my opinion.
Anyhow the energy of the impact to him was that intense, that I believe that he could not survive this accident anyway.

So sorry about that.
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It looks like Rossi ran over his neck, devastating seeing how they were close friends. I wouldn't be surprised if he retires now.
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terrible news. this morning was awful. RIP super sic!
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He dies like the warriors do; in the battlefield. Forza e onore per te
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It looks like Rossi ran over his neck, devastating seeing how they were close friends. I wouldn't be surprised if he retires now.
look closely. He actually didn't go over Simoncelli at all. I have seen it again and again and shed tears because I've been watching MOTOGP for a very long time and have been paying very close attention to Marco ever since he joined the premier class.

Read this heart wrenching article:

http://www.gpone.com/index.php/en/20...primibile.html
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I don't even want to watch the video.. its too tragic for me... he passed away doing what he loved to do ... he was a fighter .. but with a heart of gold... I'm very sad and my heart goes out to his family!
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He went totally limp face down... Pretty shitty that the crowd all boo'd and threw bottles when they called the race.
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There is a certain quote from Simoncelli that people are posting all over the web. Not sure what the original source was, but it seems to be bringing comfort to a lot of people.

When asked if he was afraid of dying in an accident, Simoncelli apparently responded: "No. You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike like that, than other people do in all of their life."
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Looks like he was dropped by the marshals carrying him on the stretcher.



I know the marshals do racing a great service by volunteering to be there, but shouldn't they have more strict procedures when it comes to something like this? When Senna had his accident Sid Watkins was immediately on site and he was airlifted to a hospital, Marco was just thrown on a stretcher while being dropped and rushed to an ambulance.
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Horrible news! Saw this yesterday and was instantly sick to my stomach rip.
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