Much as I appreciate this place for breaking news. This is something I neither wanted or expected to see. I thought Simoncelli was great. Still like` Rossi even if he's on a go slow.
If it's true it'l be a sad loss.
RIP Marco. I just heard of this tragedy on the radio. A genuinely talented and interesting rider and personality. My thoughts go out to his family and to Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, who must also be deeply upset.
It was a tragic accident, he obviously low-sided leaving Edwards & Rossi no place to go. These racers understand the risks involved, and face them, so I can't see any one involved retiring over this. As an aside, the forces involved in tearing a full face lid from a bikers head are massive.
A huge loss to a sport I really enjoy. My condolences to his family.