October

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

God's Speed Marco

God's Speed Marco

I followed Marco through his career and what a talent and a fantastic guy he was. He always gave his all and never gave in to his critics - he rode his race the way he wanted to and gave many of...

Hiroshi Aoyama devastated by team-mate Marco Simoncelli’s death

Hiroshi Aoyama devastated by team-mate Marco Simoncelli’s death

Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama has spoken of his sorrow at the death of San Carlo Gresini Honda team-mate Marco Simoncelli during yesterday’s Sepang MotoGP race in Malaysia. The Italian lost his life...

Colin Edwards dislocates shoulder in Sepang crash

Colin Edwards dislocates shoulder in Sepang crash

American Colin Edwards suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the horrific crash that claimed the life of popular Honda rider Marco Simoncelli at Sepang yesterday. Edwards and factory Ducati rider...

Motorsport world pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Motorsport world pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Tributes to Marco Simoncelli, who was killed in a crash during yesterday’s Sepang MotoGP race, have poured in from the global motorsport community. The former 250GP world champion succumbed to serious...

HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

HRC Vice-President Shuhei Nakamoto has spoken of his shock and sadness after factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli died as a result of a second lap crash in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP race at the...

Valentino Rossi mourns ‘younger brother’ Marco Simoncelli

Valentino Rossi mourns ‘younger brother’ Marco Simoncelli

Grief-stricken Valentino Rossi has paid tribute to Marco Simoncelli after the nine-times world champion’s close friend died from multiple injuries sustained in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP race at the...

Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have paid tribute to fellow factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli after the Italian passed away following a horrific crash in...

MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

MotoGP riders, managers and teams have been paying tribute to Marco Simoncelli, the charismatic and talented rider who was tragically killed at the Malaysian MotoGP on Sunday. The Italian was seen as...

Marco Simoncelli tribute video

RIP Marco.

Marco Simoncelli passes away after Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli passes away after Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli has passed away in Malaysia after crashing during the second lap of the MotoGP race at the Sepang circuit earlier today. The 24-year-old was battling with Alvaro Bautista for fourth...

Sepang MotoGP: MotoGP race cancelled after Simoncelli crash

Sepang MotoGP: MotoGP race cancelled after Simoncelli crash

The Sepang MotoGP race has been cancelled after an incident on the second lap involving Marco Simoncelli, Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli lost the front at turn...

Sepang MotoGP: Thomas Luthi wins red-flagged race

Sepang MotoGP: Thomas Luthi wins red-flagged race

Suter rider Thomas Luthi has won the Sepang Moto2 race after taking the lead shortly before the race was red flagged. The race was red flagged due to a crash from Alex Pons. Nine other riders did not...

Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

Paris Hilton Racing rider Maverick Vinales took his third victory of the season after championship leader Nicolas Terol made a mistake on the final lap, meaning the last ever 125GP championship will...

Cal Crutchlow to make Yamaha 1000cc debut in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow to make Yamaha 1000cc debut in Sepang

British rider Cal Crutchlow will make his debut on Yamaha’s new 1000cc MotoGP bike at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia tomorrow (Monday). Crutchlow will ride in place of injured Ben Spies, who had to...

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies withdraws after double crash

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies withdraws after double crash

Battered and bruised Ben Spies has withdrawn from tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix, just hours after vowing to ride through the pain barrier in Sepang. The Texan has struggled with a major rib injury...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on another front-end crash

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on another front-end crash

Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s Sepang MotoGP race from ninth on the grid after he suffered yet another front-end crash with Ducati’s factory Desmosedici machine in qualifying. The Italian, who...

Sepang MotoGP: Colin Edwards takes best grid slot since 2008

Sepang MotoGP: Colin Edwards takes best grid slot since 2008

Colin Edwards proved he’s not getting any slower with age as he stormed to his best MotoGP qualifying result since 2008 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. The popular Texan set a best time of...

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

Battered and bruised Ben Spies has vowed to ride through the pain barrier in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix after he experienced another physically punishing day at the Sepang circuit. The Texan is...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

Casey Stoner is confident he can overcome Repsol Honda team-mates Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso to claim a 10th win of 2011 in tomorrow’s Sepang MotoGP race. Repsol Honda took a clean sweep of the...

Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

Interwetten rider Thomas Luthi has secured his first Moto2 pole position, beating title hopeful Stefan Bradl at the Sepang circuit. Stefan Bradl and Michel Pirro complete the front row in second and...

Sepang MotoGP: Finger injury rules out heartbroken John Hopkins

Sepang MotoGP: Finger injury rules out heartbroken John Hopkins

The serious finger injury John Hopkins suffered in a crash during practice for the Brno MotoGP round back in August has forced the American to withdraw from tomorrow’s Sepang race in Malaysia. Hopkins...

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's race from pole position despite crashing on only his fifth lap during qualifying. Pedrosa heads a Repsol Honda front row, with Casey Stoner and...

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

125GP championship leader Nicolas Terol will start tomorrow's race at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia from pole position after edging out team-mate Hector Faubel in the final moments of the...