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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards

As most of us know, the horrific accident that took place in Sepang, Malasia resulted in the terrible and mortifying death of one of the best and most joyous human being and MOTOGP rider Marco Simoncelli.

Unfortunately Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi were also involved in this accident.

Colin Edwards has suffered a broken shoulder and Valentino Rossi, although unscathed physically has suffered immensely mentally as the loss of his friend.

Rumors are that Valentino and Colin may hang up there helmets but twitter feeds from Vale's manager, David Brivio and best friend Uccio have confirmed that Valentino is not in fact retiring.

As for Colin, there really isn't much information on him besides the fact that he has broken his shoulder and is obviously going through a lot.

Lets rememmber them and keep then in our thoughts as they witnessed and were involved in this terrible tragedy.


I created this thread as not to take anything away from Marco's dedicated thread. This way we do not take away from Marco and can have a dedicated discussion to these two icons of the sport here.
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of course there would be speculation of retiring- who WOULDN'T think of such a thing after being so closely involved with such an accident.

I'm not sure why they are surprised. No one would think less of them for it- but its good to see that Vale will stay on.

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I would hate to see anyone make a rash decision based on this tragedy.
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At first I thought Rossi may decide to hang his helmet but after doing some more thinking I think this wouldn't make sense, not for Rossi that is. I don't think he's the type of guy to give up. I think he's the type of guy to incorporate Marco on his leathers and/or bike and dedicate any future victories to his buddy. If anything, I think after the shock has settled a little he'll be even more motivated to sort out the Duc and win for both Marco and himself.

Obviously none of us have the right to criticize whatever Rossi and Edwards choose to do. I'm just giving my on what I think will happen.

As for Edwards - the doctor at the press conference after the race said that Edwards only dislocated his shoulder but they put it back in the right position and he was fine. I take it that's not correct?

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At first I thought Rossi may decide to hang his helmet but after doing some more thinking I think this wouldn't make sense, not for Rossi that is. I don't think he's the type of guy to give up. I think he's the type of guy to incorporate Marco on his leathers and/or bike and dedicate any future victories to his buddy. If anything, I think after the shock has settled a little he'll be even more motivated to sort out the Duc and win for both Marco and himself.

Obviously none of us have the right to criticize whatever Rossi and Edwards choose to do. I'm just giving my :.02 on what I think will happen.

As for Edwards - the doctor at the press conference after the race said that Edwards only dislocated his shoulder but they put it back in the right position and he was fine. I take it that's not correct?
None of us have any right to critisice anything either of them decide to do. As far as Colin's shoulder, you could be right. I am not 100% sure as to the severity of his injury.
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O and on a slightly different note - man, I can't believe how much shit can happen to a single racer in just 2 seasons. First 2 injuries that completely screwed up his last season on the Yami. Then recovering from one of them till June. Then having to sort out the Duc and making 0 progress (according to his own words) for a whole season. And now this.


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I'm not criticizing I'm just saying what I think will happen. I may be wrong.

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Thanks to everyone for ur support at this time Very sad to see a friend pass in any case. I'm holding up ok mentally, it was a very tragic accident Physically, besides a dislocated shoulder & ligaments involved, think both wrists & left heel have fractures too, getting X-rays on Wednesday. I feel sad for the whole MotoGP community right now, my heart is heavy for everyone affected, from family to fans. God speed my friend, u will be missed
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O and on a slightly different note - man, I can't believe how much shit can happen to a single racer in just 2 seasons. First 2 injuries that completely screwed up his last season on the Yami. Then recovering from one of them till June. Then having to sort out the Duc and making 0 progress (according to his own words) for a whole season. And now this.

It has been terrible. I cannot imagine the trials and tribulations Vale has gone through.

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No no I know you weren't. I was just making a general statement. Let us unite and appreciate the good memories Vale and Simoncelli shared:









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I couldn't imagine being in their shoes. Looking at the video last night, it would appear that Colin (in obvious pain) was really trying to tend to Sic.

Being the only person on the scene immediately after the crash, I think he saw the devastation left in the wake of the accident. I honestly think Colin new before ANYONE that Sic had already passed.

A horrible thing to be a part of and witness first hand. I wouldn't blame Colin for hanging up his helmet. At the same time, I would HATE to see Colin quit now.

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Yes, it may seem selfish but I would be devastated if they retired. Colin I would be more understanding of, but Vale is still only 32. And I completely agree with what was said above - if anything, he will dedicate everything he accomplishes from this point forward to Marco, in his unique, Rossi-esque way - maybe even being more motivated.

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Yes, it may seem selfish but I would be devastated if they retired. Colin I would be more understanding of, but Vale is still only 32. And I completely agree with what was said above - if anything, he will dedicate everything he accomplishes from this point forward to Marco, in his unique, Rossi-esque way - maybe even being more motivated.
Yes I too would be even more devastated and crushed. May both of them recover and prosper in life and in motogp.
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Marco wouldn't want them to retire. I'm sure Rossi knows this.

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