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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James - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 4:18 AM

After all the trash that people have said about simo this season
It takes a tragic event like this to happen for people to realize just how much talent this guy had and just how much motogp needed a guy like him. now not a single bad word has been spoken about simo. such a huge loss to the sport

lnb - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 5:23 AM

My most heartfelt condolences to Marco's family and friends, such a tragic loss of life.

Thank you to Marco for the many great moments he provided us on and off the track in his short life.

Marco will be greatly missed, but he will never be forgotten.

RIP Super Sic...

Skiwi-1 - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 7:49 AM

Some very special and poignant words spoken by these brave parents and Marco's partner as well as here by Crash users.
A terrible situation indeed and one that is loaded with the added pain of knowing this young man had a great deal more to offer the sport we all love - a huge loss to the future of the sport and it's followers.
Rest in peace Marco and understand our respect for you and your loved ones.

MM - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 7:58 AM

As others have mentioned, you can see where Marco got his courage and spirit from - nature and nurture. Like attracts like - his girlfriend Kate has shown great dignity and courage in the most appalling circumstances. As his father made clear, unfortunately, none of this outpouring of tributes from thousands of fans all over the world can alleviate the suffering they're going through, but he has every right to feel proud, knowing that so many people, despite not knowing Marco personally, have still been affected and wanted to share their condolences with those were close to him.

kane - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 9:16 AM

one thing i am really going to miss is hearing
marco after race intervies saying in that italian accent.

"ehhhh im very appy for dis podium, i push and push, and ehhh i am very appy, ciao"

his last podium interview i will never get sick of watching

Mal X

October 27, 2011 9:21 AM

Some of the best racing which we experienced in the past twelve month is thanks to Macro.. At times we thought that he may have pushed the boundaries, but this did not degrade him in anyway, more that it confirmed our opinion of him, that he was a tough and determined competitor, and bloody fast.
I just hope that bloggers on this site regain some respects for all the motogp riders and stop the utter trash they talk sometimes.

My deepest sympathy to Marco's family


October 27, 2011 10:11 AM

To Marco's family and close friends. May you remain strong through this unbelievably sad sad time. May Marco's warrior spirit be within you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#58 a true star that will shine forever and remain in our hearts x x x

Ian and Caroline Flanagan - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 10:36 AM

Our thoughts are with Marco's family, fiance and team at this tragic time. Marco has always shown great skill over the last few seasons and no doubt would have been one of Motogp's stars for years to come. We always enjoyed watching Marco, every week he would bring a smile to our faces in a world dominated by serious personalities. Our trip to Sepang we will never forget for the wrong reasons. God speed Marco, rest in peace.


October 27, 2011 11:46 AM

I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere on Crash, but Matt Robert's blog on the BBC Sport website is well worth a read. Beautifully written and a fine tribute to Marco.

RIP Marco.

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