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Matthew Birt  says:

Le Mans MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli defends controversial overtake

Marco Simoncelli has defended himself against a renewed barrage of criticism after he was involved in a controversial incident in yesterday’s Le Mans MotoGP race that left Dani Pedrosa with a broken right collarbone. Simoncelli and Pedrosa were contesting second place on lap 18 when they collided on the entry to the second chicane. Trying to overtake on the outside, Simoncelli cut...

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daveire

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daveire says:

I don't think it was dangerous riding, he didn't deliberately hit him. Thats what short circut racing is all about.

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racinjetford

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racinjetford says:

Revising my thought...

I know I just said Marco should have been penalized for dangerous riding, but like "therightstuff" mentioned, a ridethrough should really only be used for false starts and cut corners. Maybe a dangerous riding penalty should have been dealt to him later with a financial fine or something along those lines, since a ridethrough seems inappropriate... I do stand by this incident being Simoncelli's fault, and it was a mistake to cut to the inside as far as he did. Pedrosa was doing all he could to stop and turn that bike and Simoncelli gave him nowhere to go and no chance to escape...

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racinjetford

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racinjetford says:

@daveire

By cutting into the rider on the inside line and leaving him nowhere to go, his move was dangerous and stupid, and whether he meant to HIT Dani or not, he made that stupid move on purpose and either cut into Dani's (inside) line on purpose or made a huge mistake by turning down into him when Dani was obviously doing all he could to get it stopped and let Marco by. This isn't NASCAR. Short track racing isn't about bashing people out of the way. It's not about cutting in from the outside and knocking your opponent off (and Marco's move would have put himself into the wall in NASCAR, not the other guy). I don't understand were you got all that but I think you're off base...

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daveire

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daveire says:

There was a similar type crash in the BSB at cruft, and not a word about it. BSB is better racing.

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Brain-Fade

To attempt an overtake on the outside of the initial bend of an S curve shows brain-fade at it's best. Marco is sure making a name for himself, and not in a good way.

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BeeBlade

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BeeBlade says:

Boyz, Boyz, Boyz

When will this end ... Can anyone not see that this IS RACING not  "F1 follow me follow you". These RACERS get paid an obsene ampont of money to be the Best in the world at what they do .. Lets not allow the suits-in-the-box put dampers on a great championship and lessen the spectacle .. Can't believe for one minute the Greats of the past would have given the incident a second glance ... And anyway can't remember Vale getting a ride thru in Phillip Island for easing Casey over on the last corner a few years ago ... LET RACERS RACE ..If they cant hack it F1 doors are always open for them ...  

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joeboy88

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joeboy88 says:

ITS RACING!

I agree with "BeeBlade" its racing and let them get on with it.  Its getting far too dependant on men in suits who have never even been on a track before.  Fair enough it was a tough move but I've seen far worse in past racing.  Remember the days when Chris Walker and Niel Hodgson were at it and they knocked each other off, no one said a word because its racing.  Just let the racers do the talking on the track, thats what they are paid to do. 

Never know, Marco might get his first podium one day ha!

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philgood2 says:

I wonder if casey was not leading the race would they have giving marco the penalty.

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VitorR

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VitorR says:

Pedrosa was in front of Simoncelli all the way

Thanks racinjetford! I would just like to add that Pedrosa was in front of Simoncelli all the way , not the other way around. The only moment where Simoncelli got less than a bike's length ahead of Pedrosa was when Pedrosa got on the brakes and Simoncelli forgot the basic laws of physics that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time...

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VitorR

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VitorR says:

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