2011

Ciao Marco #58

Ciao Marco #58

I don't really have a story, I just wanted to send this tribute picture for Marco Simoncelli.

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner snatches victory from Spies

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner snatches victory from Spies

2011 MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) stole his tenth win of the year from Ben Spies on the finish line, having managed to get the drive out of the final corner to power...

Valencia Moto2: Pirro wins first GP race for Gresini

Valencia Moto2: Pirro wins first GP race for Gresini

Michele Pirro took his first Moto2 race win for the Gresini Racing team at the final race of the season in Valencia, providing a fitting and emotional tribute to Marco Simoncelli. Pirro and team mate...

Valencia MotoGP: Terol last ever 125 GP world champion

Valencia MotoGP: Terol last ever 125 GP world champion

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) is the last ever 125 Grand Prix world champion, as the era of two-stroke draws to a close in Valencia. Terol's championship win was secured early on when outside title...

Valentino Rossi explains Marco Simoncelli tribute helmet

Valentino Rossi explains Marco Simoncelli tribute helmet

Valentino Rossi has explained his personal tribute to close friend Marco Simoncelli on his AGV helmet in Valencia today. Rossi unveiled his special paintjob for this morning’s free practice session at...

58 Forever

58 Forever

I just wanted to share this pic with everyone as I was lucky enough to meet Marco at Silverstone this year. He was just as you see him on TV - such a charismatic fella. I don't mind admitting to...

Kevin Schwantz to lead Marco Simoncelli tribute lap

Kevin Schwantz to lead Marco Simoncelli tribute lap

Kevin Schwantz will ride Marco Simoncelli’s factory Honda RC212V at the front of a special tribute lap in honour of the late Italian ahead of tomorrow’s final race in Valencia. Schwantz was a boyhood...

Valencia Moto2: Pirro and Takahashi lead for Gresini

Valencia Moto2: Pirro and Takahashi lead for Gresini

Michele Pirro and Yuki Takahashi secured first and second place on the grid at Valencia, a fitting qualifying result for the Gresini Racing team who have been dealing with the tragic loss of San Carlo...

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner secures twelfth pole of season

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner secures twelfth pole of season

2011 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has continued his dominant form to secure his twelfth pole position of the season, equalling Mick Doohan's record, and will start from the front of the grid for...

Valencia MotoGP: Stefan Bradl crowned Moto2 world champion

Valencia MotoGP: Stefan Bradl crowned Moto2 world champion

German rider Stefan Bradl is the new Moto2 world champion after title rival Marc Marquez was forced to withdraw from the final round of the season in Valencia this morning. The Spaniard was forced to...

Valencia 125GP - Danny Webb takes pole for final 125 GP race

Valencia 125GP - Danny Webb takes pole for final 125 GP race

Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) will start the last ever 125 GP race from the front of the grid, having secured his first ever GP pole position at a wet Valencia. The Brit went fastest on a damp track...

Suzuki poised to confirm 2012 MotoGP deal

Suzuki poised to confirm 2012 MotoGP deal

Suzuki is close to confirming it will stay in the MotoGP world championship in 2012 to end months of speculation about the future of the British-based team. The Japanese factory will remain with at...

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner fastest overall, Bautista quickest in wet

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner fastest overall, Bautista quickest in wet

2011 MotoGP champion Casey Stoner set the fastest time during a damp free practice one at Valencia today, with Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista the unlikely pace setter in a wet second practice...

My tribute to Super Sic

My tribute to Super Sic

The day after Marco's accident, my band had a gig and the best way I could think to honour him was to play my heart out and to have a big, red #58 on my chest. The Sepang race was one of the very few...

Loris Capirossi to race Marco Simoncelli’s number 58 in Valencia

Loris Capirossi to race Marco Simoncelli’s number 58 in Valencia

Loris Capirossi will honour close friend Marco Simoncelli by racing the late Italian’s number 58 in Sunday’s Valencia MotoGP race. Capirossi, who will retire after Sunday’s 30-lap clash, revealed he...

Ben Spies speaks of shock at witnessing Simoncelli crash

Ben Spies speaks of shock at witnessing Simoncelli crash

Ben Spies has spoken of the moment he had to walk out of a TV commentary box in Sepang when he witnessed the crash that claimed the life of popular Italian rider Marco Simoncelli. Spies was...

Valentino Rossi speaks about Marco Simoncelli crash

Valentino Rossi speaks about Marco Simoncelli crash

Valentino Rossi has spoken about the crash in Sepang that claimed the life of close friend Marco Simoncelli on the eve of an emotional final MotoGP round in Valencia today. The 32-year-old factory...

Jorge Lorenzo unfit for Valencia race

Jorge Lorenzo unfit for Valencia race

Jorge Lorenzo will miss this weekend’s final race of the 2011 MotoGP world championship in Valencia having failed to recover from the serious left hand injury he sustained in Australia last month. The...

Ducati to test new aluminium frame in Valencia

Ducati to test new aluminium frame in Valencia

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are expected to give a public debut to Ducati’s new conventional twin spar aluminium frame during the traditional post race test in Valencia next week. The factory...

Andrea Dovizioso 'not in right frame of mind' for Valencia

Andrea Dovizioso 'not in right frame of mind' for Valencia

Andrea Dovizioso has admitted he is not in the right frame of mind to race in this weekend's season finale in Valencia following the tragic death of rival and fellow Italian Marco Simoncelli in...

Racing best way to honour Marco Simoncelli, says Casey Stoner

Racing best way to honour Marco Simoncelli, says Casey Stoner

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner says the best way to honour the late Marco Simoncelli is to race and put on a good show in the final round of the season in Valencia this weekend. The Aussie,...

My daughter with Marco Simoncelli

My daughter with Marco Simoncelli

Here's a picture of my daughter with Marco Simoncelli. I would just like to share it with everyone as he was so nice. We would watch MotoGP together and she would cheer; "Go Marco go!"...

1500 fans attend Marco Simoncelli tribute in Brno

1500 fans attend Marco Simoncelli tribute in Brno

Over 1500 fans paid tribute to Marco Simoncelli during a special memorial ride at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic last Sunday. The Brno track was the scene of Simoncelli's first MotoGP podium...

Lighting a candle for Marco

Lighting a candle for Marco

We are lighting a candle for Marco Simoncelli this Halloween. RIP #58, you'll be missed.

Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will make a last-minute decision on whether to race in the final round of 2011 in Valencia this weekend. The 2010 world champion is continuing his recovery...

Gresini to race in Valencia in honour of Marco Simoncelli

Gresini to race in Valencia in honour of Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli's Gresini Honda squad will race in this weekend's Valencia MotoGP round to honour the Italian star after he was tragically killed in the Sepang race earlier this month. Team boss...

Josh Hayes to replace Colin Edwards in Valencia

Josh Hayes to replace Colin Edwards in Valencia

Double American Superbike champion Josh Hayes will replace injured Colin Edwards in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad for this weekend’s final MotoGP round at Valencia. Texan Edwards has been forced to...

Marco - 2010

Marco - 2010

My husband and I met Marco at the Riders for Health charity day at Silverstone in 2010. As you can see he was feeling the cold, even though it was a nice sunny June day in Britain. Great memories, and...

Meeting Marco in 2007

Meeting Marco in 2007

I met Marco in 2007 during his 250GP days. The pits were empty and whilst patrolling up and down I saw his lovely barnet! I made a bee line for him. He was so gracious and sweet. I asked if it...

Colin Edwards ruled out of Valencia race

Colin Edwards ruled out of Valencia race

Colin Edwards will miss the final race of the 2011 MotoGP world championship in Valencia next weekend while he recovers from injuries sustained in a tragic accident in Sepang that left popular Italian...

Marco before winning the 250 race at Indy

Marco before winning the 250 race at Indy

This is me with Marco at Indianapolis in 2009, at the time I was already a fan of his but I was amazed at how genuinely interested he was to meet fans. He took his time with all of us and didn't rush,...

Marco - A true legend

My husband and I met Marco earlier this year when He visited the Dainese store in Manchester during summer break. He was wonderful and so sweet to everyone. I fell in love with Marco from the minute I saw him racing in 2009 in the 250cc championship. I thought his style and charisma was second to none. I named him my fluffy puppy, and when I met him in Manchester, I had pre-written a note telling...

Over 50,000 fans expected to attend Marco Simoncelli’s funeral

Over 50,000 fans expected to attend Marco Simoncelli’s funeral

Marco Simoncelli’s funeral will take place in Italy tomorrow (Thursday) with more than 50,000 fans expected to attend. Italy has been a nation united in grief since the popular 24-year-old died from...

My Fiancé and Marco Simoncelli

My Fiancé and Marco Simoncelli

I’d been watching Marco for a few years in 250s, then into MotoGP and liked his combative style. We met him for the first time in Catalunya 2010, when my fiancé fell in love with him! Picture 1. We...

Tributes to Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

Tributes to Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

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...

Simoncelli at Laguna Seca

Simoncelli at Laguna Seca

I met Marco at Laguna Seca this year - what a wonderful person. We have lost a champion but as it's been said there is a bright star looking down on us. RIP #58