Tributes to Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

Published: 26 October 2011

MCN users, racers and biking celebrities have been leaving their tributes to Marco Simoncelli after the Italian passed away after an accident at the Malaysian MotoGP.

MCN was swamped with race fans paying their respects to Marco Simoncelli. Here is just a selection of the comments.

jnh-hrc07: It's so sad that as fans and spectators we will never get to see his first win in the top class, nor his big hair and infectious grin anymore. RIP Marco.

arthurbikemad: RIP Marco, you were such a ray of light in the dull MotoGP this year... Very sad! :(

Crasher_666: Rest in Peace big man, you'll be sorely missed. Such a tragic loss, I still feel numb.

Hugelean: RIP Marco, thoughts go out to your family and girlfriend, and your friends and team mates at San Carlo. Gutted for Colin and Vale too - nothing they could do.

dessp2: Tragic, tragic, tragic loss... Marco you will be in our hearts forever, rest in peace young man, you will never be forgotten.

wak1309: I'm still coming to terms with the awfully sad events. Marco was a fantastic breath of fresh air.

bigshow6969: God bless you Marco. What can I say. You are an absolute legend; a one-off character & pure racer. Still can't believe this has happened. I was fearing the worst but praying for the best - sadly it wasn't to be. My thoughts & prayers are with all family & friends. What a loss. I'm sure you'll never be forgotten. RIP Marco

mydogben: Such a shame to loose a rider anytime. Marco lit up the paddock both on and off track. There's another star shining in the sky tonight. Best wishes and condolences to Marco's family and friends. Rest easy Marco.

PaceyCasey: What a loss. What a sad day. A great character either on or off the bike. Thoughts to his family, loved ones and also Colin. RIP Simo bud.

bestd955: Unbelievable, the rider of the year for me, and it all ends in such a tragic manner. R.I.P.

stevemcbill: A sad day indeed - Marco was an exciting rider to watch on the circuits. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Eddy998: So sad that the sport has to lose one of it's brightest shining stars. Heartfelt condolences to all family and friends. The sport has lost a great champion and a great person.

dkbunny: He was by far one of the best talents out there just what MotoGP needed. A colourful big bubbly character who will be sadly missed. Bye Marco.

adam15holden: We are lesser for having lost you and you will be missed. You went out the only way you know how, giving it everything. Goodbye mate.

sack1: So horribly sad. He was a rising star. God bless his family and loved ones, the sport has taken a big hit.

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