Simoncelli Sorry for Pedrosa, Hopes for Civilized Criticism
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“I have had time over the two-week break to think about the race at Le Mans. I am still disappointed with what happened to Dani and I hope that he has recovered from his injury in time for this weekend. I am also disappointed because Honda were unable to celebrate having four bikes in the top four positions at the French Grand Prix. Overall on reflection I have realised where I have gone wrong and in the future I will try at certain times to evaluate the situation better and be a little more cautious,” he said.
Race direction believed the pass was too aggressive and Simoncelli had to serve a ride-through penalty. However, the Italian seems to be more concerned of how the crowd will react.
“I know that I'm probably not going to get a standing ovation at Barcelona, but I hope that if I am criticized it is done in a civilized manner and not in the way that has happened in other sports in the past. In any case I just want to put the controversy behind me and get out there on my bike and start working towards a race that I am sure the team and I have the potential to do well in,” Simoncelli added.
Recently, the MotoGP Race Direction announced it has decided to have a talk with the 24-year-old Italian rider during the GP of Catalunya, in order to discuss the incident during the MotoGP race at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans.
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