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Matthew Birt  says:

MotoGP mourns Marco Simoncelli at Italian star’s funeral

MotoGP stars past and present have attended the funeral of Italian star Marco Simoncelli, who died from injuries sustained in last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Hiroshi Aoyama, Mattia Pasini and Raffaele de Rosa all attended the service at the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Coriano today. Italian legend Giacomo Agostini was...

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Oct 11

Posts: 253

redracer46 says:


Just a note on the dress.... I live in Spain, and here like other places on the continent, there is not the same emphasis on formality that there is in England. Jeans and Sweatshirts/hoodies are seen at lots of events that we would normally wear suits at and be on our best behaviour. Funerals celebrate the life more there than the death as they tend to in UK ;) Hence Marco's dad in sweatshirt and jeans too.

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

The way you dress does not always convey the respect you feel. Marco always seemed a relaxed sort of fella; I'm sure he wouldn't take issue. The biggest clue in why people attended is in the word itself - they attended to show their RESPECT for a fellow racer, friend, loved one - whatever their reason, they certainly showed that. I must also pass comment on the fact that there was a minute's silence today at the F1 race in India, which included a tribute to Marco. That shows what a huge impact this young gent had on people.

Much love to Marco's family; he will be very sorely missed.


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Mar 11

Posts: 12

Marco Simoncelli

I cannot believe how i felt when i heard the news of Marco's death. He was certainly a larger than life character who was one of my favourite riders.

He brought Moto GP to life and was capable of taking on any of the top riders, he was definatley a champion in the making.

Although he came in for critisim earlier this year for his overtaking techniques i enjoyed the performances he gave and he was learning Moto GP, but just as importantly he was a rider in the old mould, not afraid to brush fairings and leathers, to quote another famous racer (four wheeled type) if you see a gap and do not go for it you are no longer a racer, Marco was, RIP big fella.

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Sep 08

Posts: 9

andyp918 says:

long live #58

I would just like to say that the untimely and unfortunate death of Marco Simoncelli has hit me quite hard, like i am sure it's hit nearly everyone involved in biking hard too ? Shows how important Marco was to everyone who rides.

My thoughts also go to Colin Edwards and Vale in this terrible time.

All my thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.

Also please spare a thought to Dave Wells who was killed at Mallory Park yesterday.

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Jan 09

Posts: 210

H2pots says:

RIP Marco

still shocked, feels like we've lost a mate. Big man, big talent, big loss.... Motogp is a duller place now. RIP Marco

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

To andyp918, thanks for the reminder that tragedy can strike close to home. Condolences to Dave Well's family; your sorrow is no less than those of others and must not be treated any differently.

With respect.

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Jan 10

Posts: 16

KingWasp says:

Still gutted...

Riding to work and thinking of Marco. Love and respect little brother.RIP


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