Here's me trying to avoid seeing any news about the race to see this thread. Oh man I can't believe it. He was an amazing talent and one for the future. Great friends with Rossi who is going to be devastated to be involved in the accident.
Phlashman wrote:With 2 big deaths so close together in motorsport I think major changes are afoot.
In Indy Car perhaps. That was caused by having stupid amounts of cars on the track. This was caused by one guy losing control off his bike. Something Simoncelli was making a habit of doing. I don't see what the governing bodies can do to legislate for human error. Feel for Colin Edwards as well. Absolutely nothing he could do.
I just went and watched my recording, horrific crash. Just seeing Edwards and Rossi crash into him and his helmet roll off you knew it wasn't going to be good. It is the kind of accident that either puts you out of racing or kills you.
Like already said, IndyCar is behind the times with safety and there were too many cars on track. There is not much more you can do in Moto GP put provide the best gear for a rider to wear and large run off areas. It's just unfortunate that the bike kept gripping and pushed him back into the path of other bikes. Just like in Moto 2 last year when Tomizawa died, he came off but remained in the path of other bikes.
Last week I was gutted for Dan Wheldon but I didn't watch IndyCar, but I love Moto GP and I was becoming a big fan of Simoncelli. He was calming his style, increasing his speed, starting to get good results. Another year with a HRC bike and I was thinking he could be a new Rossi with his style and fun nature.