MotoGP » Simoncelli's father: Marco was a warrior


"Marco was a warrior. He never gave up... that's why he didn't try to leave the bike." - Paolo Simoncelli.

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wlrone - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 6:06 PM

Great respect to Marco parent, with generous..Marco was a true warrior and the way he died I could not imagine how his father and mother will go through...god give the strenght and RIP SIC..

RawDawg

October 26, 2011 6:53 PM
Last Edited 1030 days ago

Very brave people to have the courage to come out and talk about this tragedy so soon.

When I saw the accident and how Marco was laying on the track, I knew he was gone. I just dropped my head into my hands and just walked around the room in circles in disbelief.

One of the most gut wrenching parts of Sepang beside seeing Marco motionless on the track was the flash to his pits and showing his girlfriend crying helplessly. It was completely awful. Live race time here in the States was like 4am - I had just come back in from a night of drinking and having fun. Watching this tragedy unfold just stunned me sober and a level of saddness filled me to no end. The only word that can describe all of this to me is "awful".

rc212v - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 7:05 PM

"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."

After these words there were tears in my eyes.

I still have nothing to say. What a big tragedy it is. Thank you for everything Marco. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

A Fan - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 7:21 PM

We now know where his bravery and courage came from. Just taken aback by all their comments, awesome response from brilliant people.
People have been suggesting one last lap for bike 58, but who to ride it?? Put his dad on it!!
Got my vote I'll clap and cry all the way.
I will think of you all tomorrow just wish I could be there.
Slide show BOB forever xxx

Nana Linda

October 26, 2011 7:25 PM

Marco lived his life on his terms with loving family - girlfriend and friends who fully supported his choices. Living life by one of my favourite sayings

"Life should not be measured by the amount of Breaths you take
But by the moments that take your Breath Away"

To Marco's loved ones may God Bless you all
R.I.P Marco #58

Catherine - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 7:26 PM

Love the idea of Marco as a warrior. I think they all are: gladiators or something, which is why we love watching motor racing, in fact all sports. Its a substitute for battles and wars.

mrs c - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 7:30 PM

Moto gp has lost one of it's shining stars in Marco who sadly died doing what he was passionate about,we saw throughout the whole weekend various riders having accidents but nobody could predict it was ever going to happen with such a tragic outcome,it wasn't anyone's fault.My thoughts are with Marco's family and friends at this sad time but also with Valentino and especial Colin who must be just as devastated, you could see as soon as Colin got too his feet his first reaction was to look and go towards Marco he knew things where bad as soon as he saw him and he just collapsed, he must be taking things pretty hard as we haven't heard anything from him or his team so I do hope he is ok and not blaming himself for anything.

PorradaVFR - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 7:34 PM

As a father I can't fathom the thought of rushing to my child's side and seeing them in that condition and being unable to help...let alone accepting that they're gone.

What a profound display of love to encourage their child to pursue their passion and to accept the risks with such grace and composure. Their mourning hopefully is tempered by the knowledge that the world saw their son with such respect, love and admiration. That he left a mark on the world and that in his final, awful moments they were there with him.

Still...the heart aches, too young and too many what-ifs.

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