Marco Simoncelli - our tribute
Motorsport is mourning its second death in a week after the Italian rider crashes in Sepang
It wasn’t the usual action at Sepang last Sunday as fans gathered for the seventeenth round of the MotoGP World Championship. Despite the championship having already been decided, all the riders were pushing for places as usual. As was Marco Simoncelli.
The 24 year old, Italian rider, who was finally settling into MotoGP with stunning qualifying performances and a couple of podium finishes. The will to get to the front of the pack often saw Simoncelli push to hard and land up in the gravel, but he always walked away unscathed.
This very will to make a start count is possibly what ended the young lads career prematurely as he desperately tried to cling on to his Gresini Honda after running wide through a right hander. However, he ended up dragging the bike across the track and straight in front of Edwards and Rossi causing a horrifying crash in which he suffered fatal injuries. The ‘fro did not get up this time.
Rest in peace ‘Sic’, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.