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Simoncelli gets slap on wrist over Pedrosa collision
Marco Simoncelli has been official warned by MotoGP officials after the coming together between himself and Dani Pedrosa in the French Grand Prix. Summoned to discuss the moment at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday, the Italian talked through the incident with FIM representatives and Team Principal Fausto Gresini.

The crash resulted in a broken collarbone for works Honda rider Pedrosa, who continues to recover and has been forced to miss his home race this weekend.

‘The purpose of the meeting was to give all the parties the opportunity to discuss the incident at the French MotoGP in Le Mans that resulted in Marco Simoncelli being penalized with a ride through penalty and to draw a line under it,’reads an official statement realized by the governing body the FIM.

‘The Race Direction informed Simoncelli that they wished to ensure that he was aware of his mistake and to avoid any repetition in the future.

Simoncelli responded that in the interval after the French Grand Prix he had had time for reflection and regretted the statements he had made in the heat of the moment immediately after the Grand Prix. He also recognized that he had made an error of judgment and stated that in future he would try to evaluate situations better and be a little more cautious.’

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