R.I.P Marco Simoncelli

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  1. Lissa

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    Marco's Dad

    Paolo Simoncelli has paid his respects to a 'special, honest and pure son' and expressed his gratitude at the outpouring of grief following Marco Simoncelli's fatal accident in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
    Speaking to Italian media, Paolo Simoncelli said the support shown in the wake of the accident had provided comfort, and insisted there was no blame to be apportioned.

    "Marco was a very special person, and perhaps people have understood what he was like. If he had to swear he would, he was like that. Most of all he was honest, he was really pure," said Simoncelli Sr.
    "On top of that he was a warrior, and maybe that's why he died. Had he let the bike go...but last Sunday he wanted to win. He was again the Marco we had at the beginning of the season, but now he knew what to do, he knew everything.

    Greeted by hundreds of fans when he landed in Rome with his son's body, Paolo said: "Honestly I couldn't believe it: it would be bull**** if I said I'm happy, but it pleases me. We didn't realise all this, but it's a very nice thing.
    "Tomorrow evening, after the end of the funeral, we'll be alone. It'll be terrible. But now I have you and all the people that come visit us. That can only please us.

    "Marco was always available with all the journalists, as with all the people that would come to disturb him while he was eating. In fact he would scold me when I complained. That's how he was.

    "Marco was never judged badly, he was always judged for what he was and for the way he presented himself. I loved him, and he loved me. Marco was great and that's it. What a shame.

    "He needed everything around him to work. He needed Aligi Deganello - his guru and chief technician - his team, and his dad, who would **** him off sometimes, as he would say. Before the start we would shake hands and hug. I did that on Sunday too, but I guess I got something wrong. It didn't go as usual.

    "He enjoyed all the simple things he had: he liked his house, his dog, the grass... in fact on Sunday he told me 'I'm tired, I want to go back home', because we had been away to prepare for Malaysia, which for him has always been difficult: nutrition, he took an ice bath to cool down before the race... It was perfect, he was sure he would do well. But he told me 'I want to go back home, dad.'"

    Paolo arrived at the scene of the crash as Marco was being lifted onto a stretcher and carried to the ambulance. He says he had called to his son, but Marco was already dead. He says he also bears no ill will to the bearers, who fumbled the stretcher on their way to the ambulance.

    "I was thereabouts, but Marco was dead already. I was 10 metres away, but Marco was already dead, it changed nothing.
    "I helped them: when they got back up and passed the stretcher over to my side of the guard rail I took the stretcher to place it in the ambulance and held Marco's hand and called him 'Ciao Marco', but he was gone already.

    "There was nothing that could be done. Nothing would have changed in that case. As for the rest, maybe more (attention) is needed, but these people try to do their best, so it's useless... But in our case Marco died on impact.

    "They say God summons the best to heaven. I don't know. I wish that's how it is."

    Paolo said Marco's funeral would almost certainly be held this Thursday, as a private function for relatives, friends, fellow riders and Gresini Racing staff.
     
  2. nitrorocks

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    That was great. Heart warming stuff
     
  3. CarolinaBlue704

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    The 2010 season was my first year closely following MotoGP. I immediately became a fan of Marco. Now he's gone. I'm still at a loss for words...

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  4. Andy89

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    I'm just devasted by this. I was a big fun of Marco, he also had an hairstyle like mine, It's like I lost a friend. This is a sad week for me... R.I.P. Marco.
     
  5. FuSiioN_HaVoC

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    I was a big fan of Marco and I carn't imagine how his family and friends feel but what I can say is that i'm devestated from the loss of a true star who lost his life at only 24 may he Rest In Peace as he will always be in our hearts.

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    Rest in Peace , Marco.
     
  8. drive.like.hell

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    Rest in peace,Marco Simoncelli.Keep on riding in the afterlife.
     
  9. alfaV6boy

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    I am genuinely struggling with this one. For me he was such an exciting prospect for the future of the MotoGP circus, great to watch, interesting on and off track..... like one of my other biking heros, Barry Sheene.

    I didnt know Marco but through the talent he had i felt like i DID know him, he had the big hair, my 18 month old baby boy has loads of curley hair and i always told my wife that my boy will look like Marco when he's older! Oddly as daft as it sounds i feel that connect to my baby boy i supose adds a weird emotion.

    Im just rambling now sorry, just very very sad to lose a young warrior in this way.

    Rest in peace Marco.
    Thanks for all the times watching MotoGP this year you made me get up out of my chair in amazement or shock!! or excitement or just..."did he just do that!!? WTF!!!" LOL

    L E G E N D.

    I'll tell my little boy all about you when he's abit older.................God Speed.
     
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    I know people always look for a villian. But i think his Dad is best placed to judge the Marshalls in a very difficult situation dont you??

    "Paolo arrived at the scene of the crash as Marco was being lifted onto a stretcher and carried to the ambulance. He says he had called to his son, but Marco was already dead. He says he also bears no ill will to the bearers, who fumbled the stretcher on their way to the ambulance.
     
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    The worst thing about Marco's death is that the last thing he saw in his life were two bikes about to plow into his face.
    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(
    We will miss you.
     
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    RIP Marco Simoncelli aka Super Sic.
     
  17. Hun200kmh

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    Very moving images. Giacomo Agostini in tears is something I didn't expect to see
     
  18. MarinaDiamandis

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    Already a week since Marco left us.

    Bless you No.58, you are greatly missed.
     
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    I watched a sort of short documentary about him yesterday, "A day with Sic", or something like that. It was amazing how I found myself often smiling while watching it - strange, I was afraid to see past vids of him... - but so was the guy, always smart, funny and entertaining, not one little bit fake. Ciao Sic. :)
     
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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95826

    Please make it happen, MotoGP. It would be the perfect sendoff.
     
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  22. KWZX10

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    Not just the usual minute of silence, like everyone wanted.
    Best tribute possible to him.
     
  23. mikeonthebike

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    that was beautiful. R.I.P. brought tears to my eyes
     
  24. CarolinaBlue704

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    Loved the tribute. The ending was especially touching.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  25. F1 fan

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    Misano has now been renamed in Marco's honor. The track is now known as "Misano world circuit Marco Simoncelli"


    Link.