MotoGP: Simoncelli Summoned for Crash


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This weekend at Round 5 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship in Catalunya, San Carlo Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli will be summoned by Race Direction to further discuss the incident involving Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa at Le Mans.

During the Le Mans MotoGP, the Italian made a controversial pass on Pedrosa at Turn 9, causing the Spaniard to hit the pavement. During the crash, Pedrosa broke his right collarbone.

Several laps later Race Direction flagged Simoncelli for a ride through penalty for the move, which dropped him from second to sixth; the Honda RC212V pilot would eventually finish fifth.

Race Direction says : “An overtaking maneuver from Marco Simoncelli on Dani Pedrosa at the Chemin aux boeufs corner resulted in a crash for the Repsol Honda rider, and he was later diagnosed with a broken right collarbone.”

For a review of the 2011 Le Mans MotoGP, click here.