Fausto Gresini the owner of team Gresini that runs Marco Simoncelli on a factory spec Honda has sprung to his riders defence. He has acknowledged that Simoncelli was at fault for what happened at Le Mans but believes that Simoncelli does not deserve the amount of flak that he has been getting. Alberto Puig the Saturnine mentor of Dani Pedrosa was very vocal in his criticism of Simoncelli. Gresini has reminded Puig that Dani Pedrosa had taken out Nicky Hayden in 2006 when the latter was leading the race and the World Championship and has said that things such as these can and do happen in racing. Puig is not the most popular person anywhere and probably deserved the dressing down.