Marco Simoncelli (Photo source: autobikegallery.com)
Perhaps it was some sorta Omen? As I’d originally planned on recording the Malaysian GP’s ‘Scooter race but decided against it since I’d already have 4hrs ‘O Memorex upon returning home from AZ, as my appetite for the Moto GP ‘boyz has somewhat waned - especially with Casey Stoner having already secured the 2011 riders crown...
Thus I was surprised to hear somebody ask me ‘bout the MOTO GP rider who’d just been killed name Marco Somme-then-rather... As I apologize to Marco and his family for not being able to instantly recall the name Simoncelli when I was casually asked about him late Saturday evening in
And for whatever reason - I must confess my Moto GP television viewing has dropped off ever since SPEED pulled a Fast ‘Juan switcheroo upon Mwah - by flipping the ‘BigBoyz (MOTO GP) and Moto2 shows ‘causing me to miss a races outing... Which seems a bit callous compared to the fatality just incurred... As all I seem to recall is that Simoncelli had a propensity for banging handlebars with ‘DOBY (Andrea Dovizioso) amongst others.
Thus, while most in the Open Wheel Racing Motorsports World were still morning the UNNECESSARY death of Dan Wheldon - I’m told by Indiana Bureau Chief Danny B that Marco’s Sepang ‘Shunt is brutally HORRIFIC and overly GRUESOME! And isn’t for the faint of heart to view on Youtube, etc - as your Humble Scribe feels absolutely ZERO necessity to watch Simoncelli’s fatal accident when he apparently tried vainly towards saving his Honda RC212V ‘Bull and overcorrected into the oncoming path of fellow riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi; SHEISA!
And as HORRIBLE as DannyBoy ‘SPIKE Wheldon’s death was - age 33 and leaving a wife and two male infants behind - Marco Simoncelli was only 24yrs old and Had just moved into a new house with his longtime girlfriend who he’d become engaged to...