Simoncelli Sorry for Pedrosa, Hopes for Civilized Criticism

Things are not at all pink for Dani Pedrosa, who has announced a withdraw from his home race with no date set for his return. Marco Simoncelli, who was considered responsible for the Le Mans crash in which Pedrosa broke his collarbone once again, has had some time to reflect and says he has realized where he has gone wrong.

“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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