BSB pays tribute to Simoncelli

The motorcycle racing world has been robbed of one of its brightest stars...
British Superbike Series and Race Director Stuart Higgs has led tributes from a host of BSB competitors towards Marco Simoncelli following his tragic death in an accident during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Higgs was officiating at Sepang during the race when the incident occurred, a role he also assumed a week earlier at Phillip Island when Simoncelli recorded his best-ever MotoGP finish of second place.

“The motorcycle racing world has been robbed of one of its brightest stars. Just last weekend I saw him secure his best ever result on a MotoGP bike and on behalf of BSB I offer our condolences to the entire MotoGP community at this very sad time."

BSB riders and team managers offered their thoughts via social networking sites

Tommy Hill
“So so sad! Absolutely terrible and heart breaking when this happens in our sport! All my regards to MS family and close friends"

Shaun Muir
“I share the thoughts of millions of race fans. So cruel so sad. Paddocks around the world mourn. RIP Marco."

Shane Byrne
“RIP #58, Marco Simoncelli, legend...”

John Hopkins
“God Speed #58 Simoncelli .... Your fighting spirit will live on forever !!!”

John Laverty
"What a loss to racing, RIP Simoncelli your good times will never be forgotten."

Simon Andrews
"Loved his aggression as a rider! Hate whats happened and so sad! RIP to another great rider this year #58 - I say to all my friends life is too short and this is why"

Alex Lowes
"RIP #58 my thoughts are with all his family and friends........Legend"

Peter Hickman
"RIP Marco 58, thoughts are with your family and friends"

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Simoncelli with geiger counter, Japanese MotoGP 2011
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Simoncelli, Japanese MotoGP 2011
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Simoncelli, Japanese MotoGP 2011
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Josh Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki
Milwaukee Yamaha`s Tommy Bridewell
Shane Byrne-Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki[pic credit: Freeze-Frame Photography]
Shane Byrne-Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Freeze-Frame Photography]
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Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne on teh Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at Almeria
Shane Byrne on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at Almeria
Milwaukee Yamaha`s Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell during pre-season testing in Spain
John Hopkins tests the Tyco Suzuki at Cartagena
John Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki [pic credit: Tyco Suzuki]

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Adam Keel - Unregistered

October 24, 2011 11:59 AM

I go to a lot of the BSB rounds and hope that if Higgs was there he went mad about medics in MotoGP throwing a rider on a stretcher and dropping them yet again whilst trying to run. We've seen some big offs at BSB over the years but you never get worried that things aren't under control and that they are not doing everything physically possible for the injured at the scene. Plus its always the same faces in the red medic suits around the track and in the cars. It is a great reassurance.

Ringo Reeves

October 24, 2011 6:31 PM

He has touched our hearts. He graced our lives for such a short time, but gave us immense pleasure. For that we thank him and will never forget him. To all his family and friends we send our condolences. Ciao Marco Rest in Peace

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