MotoGP » Stoner: Racing is best way to honour Simoncelli

"We will go out there this weekend and try to put on a good show for all the fans and especially in memory of Marco" – Casey Stoner.

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November 01, 2011 11:51 AM

For sure this weekends final GP of the season is going to be tough for everyone.I'm pleased that the Gresini team will take part in the event which will no doubt be harder for them than for any of them but a great way to pay tribute to Marco.This has turned into something of a black year for motorsport with all of the people that have died racing this year and I'm very sad to have discovered just now from reading about it in the Daily Express that British sidecar legends Roy Hanks and Dave Wells had a crash at the weekend and sadly Dave Wells has passed away as a result of his injuries.I've seen these guys race many times over the years and this is another tragedy.RIP Dave,it was always great to watch you race and you will be very sadly missed.

McLarenP - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 12:01 PM

We should all now have nothing but praise and admiration for all the riders out there regardless of who he is or whatever! Every single one of them puts his life on the line every time they sit on a grid. Don't let us wait until we lose someone else before we decide how much we are going to miss them!! I know I have totally changed my thoughts so let us all unite as motorbike racing fans and show just how much we appreciate every single moment!! Miss you Marco, there will never be another like you my friend!!!!

kane - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 12:18 PM

even next season, every race will not be the same, everyone is still going to notice something just isnt right, something is missing. i dont know if i will enjoy watching motogp anymore.



November 01, 2011 12:23 PM
Last Edited 1490 days ago

Very good statement and very true. It is no less sad to lose anyone in racing from the early starters like Ben Gautrey this year in BSB to the likes of Tomizawa or Marco, they all hit hard. The thing with the big names and characters like Super Sic is they touch so many people and hearts you feel like you know them, and they are your friends and the loss feels so much more personal but no less sad or tragic.

I am sure that the GP family will honour his memory as us fans will, a great, great racer, a larger then life guy who always pushed to be the best.

Thery should leave Pole Position open at valencia with his 58 on the grid spot in memory of him.

Ciao Marco! Gods speed!

Parsons - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 1:24 PM

Its heart warming how a truly horrific incident like this can bring the fiercest of rivals together. I hold the utmost respect for all of these guys.

Can anyone confirm whether the 1 minute noise is going ahead this weekend in honour of Marco?


Rass-Man - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 1:44 PM
Last Edited 1490 days ago

Go Dani couldn't resist having a go at Stoner.
This is inappropriate here when all the other comments are on honouring Marco's memory.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! The inapropriate comment has been removed.

Kenfussion - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 1:56 PM

@McLarenP - I completely agree. Not sure how to say this but sometimes it takes a great tragedy to bring the import things in life back in focus. I'm proud of the motoGP and racing comunity for pulling together during this. Even on this forum where you-know-what's seem to abound I've seen more common sense, humanity and sympathy which I didn't believe was possible around here. Gives me faith in the world. Thanks to all the decent race fans out there and thanks to Marco for reminding us of what is important even if he is not with us anymore.

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