October 23, 2011
This is one of those weeks when you just want nothing to do with motorsports. You can find the horrible video from Sepang on plenty of sites that want traffic that way, we'll pass.
It was an unheard of, freak outcome of a very common fall. Looking at the video from the bike just behind it looks like when he lost the front, Simoncelli may have become wedged under the Honda so the bike could not break free on the tangent. Or maybe he hung on to it thinking he w could save it, who knows. It does not matter, it's just awful.
Our condolences to Marco's family and team. Special thought for Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi tonight, there was absolutely nothing they could do.