Reggiegasket = ****. The race definitely needed red flagging immediately.
It was fairly obvious he was dead the moment his helmet went spinning down the track. Any impact which knocks a bike helmet clean off is going to cause a huge head injury…i speak as motorbiker and someone who has dealt with many motorbike casualties.
Its one of those few moments in life that you’ll always remember. Where were you when you heard the news. I haven’t seen the race today, but i’m sat in bed logging on to STW while the wife reads the Sunday papers.
He has been such a huge part of the sport for so long. Although Italian, he spent so much time in the uk. The last time this happened to me was Nagai In WSB. Never good to see people die too young. Just off to read Wildfred Owen’s poem Dulce et Decorum Est and have a bit of a weep. RIP Marco Melandri. You were loved by many, so therefore you lived a great life. Ciao.