Race Direction member Paul Butler, Claude Danis, Franco Uncini and Javier Alonso joined the Medical Director Michele Macchiagodena at a press conference to explain the circumstances of death Marco Simoncelli at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia on Sunday (23.10.11).
Simoncelli Press Comfrence 300x199 Race Direction: Will Investigate Why The Helmet of Marco Can Remove "The purpose of the conference is to inform you about the circumstances that resulted in the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli. You know who we were all, Race Direction; Claude Danis is representative of the FIM, Dorna representative Javier Alonso, Franco Uncini representative rider, Paul Butler and I am vice-IRTA and Race Director. Michele Macchiagodena is our Medical Director and he will explain to you the circumstances that resulted in this death, "said Paul Butler, who opened the press conference.
"I am very sad to be here to report about the death of Marco Simoncelli, a friend. Because he had an accident during the race, where he was hit by another rider, he suffered a very serious trauma to the head, neck and chest. When we got the medical staff he was unconscious. In the ambulance because there is a heart attack they started to perform CPR (cardiac pulmonary resuscitation). Immediately at the Medical Centre, with assistance also from our staff at the Clinica Mobile doctors and a local doctor, he was intubated and it's possible to remove blood from the chest. CPR was continued for 45 minutes because we were trying to help him as long as we think it's possible. Unfortunately it is not possible to help him and at 16:56 (local time) we have to declare he had died. "
While responding to questions about Marco Simoncelli helmet apart in the crash Butler said: "I think if I could answer, that on other occasions. Quite clearly the consequences and the circumstances surrounding the accident will be thoroughly investigated. "
Answering questions about the condition of Colin Edwards, who was involved in the incident, Michele Macchiagodena said: "He has a dislocated shoulder and shoulder with anesthesia present in the correct position. He's fine. "
Paul Butler to end the press conference by adding: "Our sympathies to his family and we want to show all possible respect for Marco."