Dreadful fan footage has emerged on YouTube showing the critically-injured Marco Simoncelli being dropped by marshals as he was being stretchered to a trackside ambulance after his fatal fall at last weekend’s Malaysian MotoGP race.
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The Italian sustained fatal injuries when he fell on the second lap of the race and was collected by fellow riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
The footage shows trackside medicos rushing onto the circuit before clumsily placing him onto a stretcher.
Not properly stabilised in the stretcher, the marshals carry him off the circuit with one of his legs still dangling off the stretcher.
They then trip in their haste to get him to the ambulance, and the hapless rider is dropped to the ground, before being picked up and loaded into the ambulance.
Despite the circumstances, Simoncelli’s father Marco bears no ill will towards the bungle, knowing full well that his son could not have survived the crash.
“I was ten metres away, but Marco was already dead, it changed nothing,” he is quoted as saying.
“I helped them. When they got back up and passed the stretcher over to my side of the guard rail I took the stretcher to place it in the ambulance and held Marco’s hand and called him ‘Ciao Marco’, but he was gone already.”
His funeral is being held tomorrow in his home town of Coriano.
[Video via RidderProGame]