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Steve Hunt  says:

WSBK/WSS: Remainder of Moscow races cancelled due to accident.

The remaining races for the weekend at the Moscow Raceway have been cancelled due to a tragic accident involving Go Elevent Supersport rider, Andrea Antonelli. The Italian rider fell on the final straight of the first lap of the World Supersport race - ran in severely wet conditions - and was unavoidably struck by Lorenzo Zanetti as he fell. Although there has been - as...

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vtwinmark

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vtwinmark says:

I'm defending no one Benny.

You don't know the full circumstances resulting in that crash. Aside from the conditions, anything could have happened.

 

I've witnessed many a great race in the pouring rain, noboby killed or maimed. BUT, had a rider fallen and died, I'm certain there would have been repercussions as to why the race was started.......

 

That's the wonderful thing about 'stupid' hindsight....there would never ever be wrong choice. Alas its left up to us mere mortals....and bad things can happen

 

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vtwinmark

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vtwinmark says:

Often in life, we face decisions. And many times, rather than make a wrong decision, we make NO decision. Somebody should have stood up, if one rider had made his concerns strongly known, maybe more riders would have expressed similar feelings, and a decision to abort may have been made. But nobody did, so no decision was made.....

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vtwinmark

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vtwinmark says:

Agree

..with your point about TV timeslots/scedules keeping the sponsors happy etc having played a part in some poor decisions in the past, and may have been a consideration in this instance.....BUT I also feel that where safety is concerned, the buck stops at the rider. And as a collective, they have the power to decide wether the race goes ahead , or not. Not sure who the rider rep is at present in WSBK, but as far as I am aware, there was no call pre race to abandon the meeting....

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jonnyrocket

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jonnyrocket says:

enough is enough...now let's

...just take a few minutes and reflect what this was post about originally....yep you got it a tragic death of a young racer, now take a deep breath and think on....and move on.

RIP. Andrea.

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BarkerBill

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BarkerBill says:

Taffy, old horse, you do at times both raise and make some very poignant points. You write, spell and punctuate extremely well, but then in arguing your opinion, and it is just that and not fact, explode in a torrent of foul language and abuse. Why? In doing so you have immediately lost the ear of all on this forum. Of course you enjoy the tussle and baiting, as do others, but tone it down and despite being a proponent of the COW (snigger) us English chaps will tolerate you.

Bill

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gixanator

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gixanator says:

the only way to stop racing deaths is to ban racing. the riders have in the past exercised their muscle (PI in 2001?) and should do more to flex it in the future but to suggest it's TV schedules and Yaknich that is the problem is facile. Antonelli could have pulled himself from the race or decide to take it steady for a lap then pulled himself out but he, like every other rider on the grid is in it for the racing, no amount of whataboutery will ever change the mindset of a racer. some ride the IoM in treacherous conditions with damp under trees on public roads racing full on superbikes so if the rider wants to race, who is going to stop them except themselves. you could say they need stopping for their own good, ergo, the only way to stop racing deaths is to ban racing (for their own good). RIP's don't cut it in this situation but short of calling for an outright ban, that's racing, sorry. we all complain about the nanny state but some then squeal they want it when it suits them.

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bird1050

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bird1050 says:

A sad loss

WTF are you people on a young man has lost his life doing a job that keeps us all entertained.

stop fucking bitching and show some respect.

Sorry for the rant but please pass all our condolences on to Andrea's family .

A young man doing what he enjoyed in life.

A  sad loss to the sport I love

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

Just read...

...Carlo Pernat's column on GP One, think he sums things up pretty well:

"It is said that the Moscow circuit is not draining, and the images showed clouds of water. This is against the safety, mine is not an accusation but a clarification. If the track does not drain when it rains you do not run . Fate is something else, as in the case of the incident of Marco, which occurred on a track as safe as that of Sepang. But at least we do not create problems where you can delete. In the United States and Qatar when it rains you do not run. Pilots must be better able to make decisions " .

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gixanator

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gixanator says:

purely out of interest Benny, do you feel for Scott in the same way you feel for Zanetti?

 

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Bullshrimp

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Bullshrimp says:

Accident...?

Well put Benny.

This event is being reported as an accident. The definition of an accident is something that could not possibly have been foreseen or avoided. Sadly this event SHOULD have been foreseen and COULD have been avoided. The series must learn from this ''accident''.

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