HRC presents RC212V to Marco Simoncelli’s family

By Matthew Birt -


 14 July 2012 13:11

The parents of late Italian rider Marco Simoncelli were presented with one of his factory RC212V MotoGP machines during an emotional ceremony at the Mugello circuit earlier today.

HRC Vice-President Shuhei Nakamoto unveiled Simoncelli’s San Carlo Gresini Honda rider to Simoncelli’s parents Paolo and Rosella during a special presentation in the Mugello paddock.

Simoncelli passed away after suffering multiple injuries in a crash during last October’s Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang.

A large crowd gathered outside the Gresini hospitality unit and Simoncelli’s parents were also presented with a special edition SuperSic –inspired CBR1000RR.

Minoru Kato, Honda Europe Motorcycle Division Director, unveiled the bike that will be auctioned to raise money for the Marco Simoncelli Foundation: