Simoncelli: Making waves in MOTOGP
By Sam Tremayne
This year, Marco Simoncelli distinctive personality that he MOTOGP paddock where some people go very close, and away from a relationship and some other people. As Sam Tremayne found, he is clearly its own way.
Until the podium in Brno before, Marco Simoncelli in 2011, has always accounted for the wrong reasons due to the risk of headlines.
The Italian people have been involved in a variety of inside and outside the track in the quarrel, and in the Le Mans and clavicle fracture Dani Pedrosa led the latter to the collision to make things worst.
Simoncelli has been widely criticized, punished at the time was to speed, after the game was also summoned to the stewards of the office. Even Valentino Rossi's closest friends, so, also admitted that "a little too far this time."
Some columns in the error committed by Simoncelli, a very obvious reason is that when he first joined MOTOGP, with many of his own inevitable style. Whether he's driving crossed our acceptable limits, but his conflict with the big man, is much too stick to their positions.
The famous one, that is, a press conference in Estoril on the issue of driving domineering contradict the moral world champion Jorge Lorenzo. "I want you in the game has been a collision with a lot of people many times, there are a few games did not turn you down or a collision of others?" Lorenzo pointedly noted, "If, after nothing happened, good, but What happens if later, even told you related, then there is the problem. "
Simoncelli's response is typical in MOTOGP paddock was the performance of the worship of man: "Oh, then I will arrest."
The man's inner world, by his hair an explosion of African-style performance of the head. And this led some people to answer the laughter, which makes some stricken Lorenzo: "Everyone was laughing, but is not fun, because we are your life." He also justified. It is easy to show on Simoncelli listless, did not mind the attitude of misunderstanding.
The thing about Jerez, Simoncelli also performed, as always, cool. Stoner and Rossi was in collision after the game he led the way, but because of their mistakes, High-Side out. "I was very disappointed, but also a title contender and happy."
This attitude defines Simoncelli. He would not hesitated, in the heart to jump out quickly under the same opportunities. His firm confidence that he looks untouchable.
However, he seemed both indifferent. On the first MOTOGP in Brno podium, he thought it was a "great feeling, because this year I have been fast, but unfortunately not until into the first three."
Is worth noting that his next words: "When I succeeded in Brno, for me, like a liberation, and now feel more free."
It took some time to get the first three, he is also in MOTOGP great future potential. Encounter problems in the Indianapolis race, the next three races: Misano, Aragon, Motegi have to get fourth place, ranked eighth in the standings.
Perhaps more important, he also won the Honda race whom to support. HRC selected to provide a third car in 2012 to Simoncelli, instead of Andrea Dovizioso (with Fausto Gresini the name of competition). Simoncelli said: "In Brno there are some discussions with Honda, but because they replace the proposed technical team, I do not agree."
"Then we reached an agreement next year I will keep my team and for me it is very important, from a personal point of view I do not want too much change. Last year we set up from the 250cc, grew up, in the beginning of this year has increased, tomorrow will have the opportunity to get good results. For me, replace them silly, and the same people continue to be more useful. "
Sounds reasonable, but it sort of refuse Honda factory team cars to provide meaning, especially in cutting the budget next year, Honda will be the case. . . Honda's concession is to increase the pressure on the results achieved in 2012? His answer is unequivocal.
"No, next year's goal is to have every game on the podium, which is my goal (not their) every year, there will be scores of pressure, because I am a rider, get the maximum extent possible to achieve good results if I can get good results, my first pressure themselves to get it. "
The next year we will lead in 2011 but only won once over the podium, but many men occupy the headlines looking horse God?
1000cc car will make up for his size disadvantage, is he driven the new car yet? Drivers and driving through the exchange before?
"I think competition in Motegi, there will be the first time in after that, I think it would be to the final race in Valencia after the contest. No, I did with them by then, because we are not good friends (referring to Dani Pedrosa or Casey Stoner, who had driven the new car).
In addition to racing, he needs to improve their driving style it? "Of course, my speed was good, but I can try to improve. The most important thing is my game's continuity, especially in the last stage in my driving style and tune in, obviously I had to improve, so I am faster in the last paragraph. "
Italian Rossi as a natural successor, they are from outside the track to Shoudaoqinlai lazy personality are very similar appeal. The two men still very good friends, often do not match together.
"Valentino is my good friend, very nice to me when I entered the 250cc encountered some difficulties, he tried to help me, gave me some good advice, so he is my very good friend. "
Before we say goodbye, I asked his last question: can one day emulate Rossi, win the game and even won the world championship?
"When I started to participate in Miniboke Championships in Italy, it has been so one day I would like to become a world champion. MOTOGP I was a kid the only thing that is so, I hope, hope."
In a time when so much has been made, no one will not optimistic about him.