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    Sad day for Moto2......


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    Damn, so sudden, I'm speechless. RIP Luis...

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    That really stinks.

    RIP, Luis.

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    Sad day for Moto2......

    Damn these things make me sick each time they happen. RIP Luis!

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    What the hell?

    RIP Luis.
    I don't care about my apathy.

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    We forget how dangerous it really is, in how they make it look easy and smooth. First pro race I ever saw was WSB at Laguna in 1997. Got to the track for practice and even then I knew I would never ever be able to ride like that after watching them go by.

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    Absolutely horrible. Saw the security cam footage. Lost it on corner entry and followed the bike into the wall. Slid across tarmac, looked like there was nothing to slow him down. Hit at a pretty good rate. Would have thought the air fence would have helped, but maybe the bike hitting first deflated it?

    Very sad day indeed. The other riders are posting some touching tributes. Just gut wrenching.
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    Looks like there was no gravel trap to slow anything down. He tucked the front and went sliding, never slowed down a bit. The FIM should be ashamed of this. Put a gravel trap in there........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDRSV View Post
    Looks like there was no gravel trap to slow anything down. He tucked the front and went sliding, never slowed down a bit. The FIM should be ashamed of this. Put a gravel trap in there........
    +1. My thoughts exactly. First impression was, "why is he sliding that fast?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco dave View Post
    Absolutely horrible. Saw the security cam footage. Lost it on corner entry and followed the bike into the wall. Slid across tarmac, looked like there was nothing to slow him down. Hit at a pretty good rate. Would have thought the air fence would have helped, but maybe the bike hitting first deflated it?

    Very sad day indeed. The other riders are posting some touching tributes. Just gut wrenching.
    I think the air fence caught the bike and then he slammed into the bike. You're right, gravel would have been nice but it might not have mattered as it seemed like it was a freak accident. Terrible and very sad. RIP Luis

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    Gravel would have slowed him down, and not hit hit the fence/wall. It reminded me of Miguel hitting that wall in New Hampshire deathtrap of Loudon and snapping his leg like a twig. If it can happen in Moto2 be damm sure it could in Moto GP too. This was not a freak accident, the turn has a fast entry and hard braking.....I think we all know by experience how much you can slide even on full leathers........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDRSV View Post
    Gravel would have slowed him down, and not hit hit the fence/wall. It reminded me of Miguel hitting that wall in New Hampshire deathtrap of Loudon and snapping his leg like a twig. If it can happen in Moto2 be damm sure it could in Moto GP too. This was not a freak accident, the turn has a fast entry and hard braking.....I think we all know by experience how much you can slide even on full leathers........
    I meant it was a freak accident that he hit the bike. The air fence would normally prevent injury, but he followed the bike and slammed into it after it had been stopped.

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    RIP Luis buddy!!
    Big loss this one!!!

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    Horrible News from MotoGP Catalunya


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    A gravel trap might have slowed him down, it would also have slowed the bike and very likely sent it flying/spinning at that kind of speed.
    A rider sliding on tarmac is less likely to get hurt than when tumbling or getting a member caught in the gravel.

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