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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long live 58 - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 2:20 PM

IMO, Stoner seed like he was proud and very happy for Sic when he made the podium at Brno and PI.

when they congatulated each other in parc ferme at PI it was as if Casey said "about fking time mate, what took you so long"

Marc - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 3:23 PM
Last Edited 1398 days ago

True shame as Simoncelli had lots of talent and appeared to be taming his wild ways. Nevertheless, it was nice to read on MotoGp about the amount of current and past riders and others that attended his funeral. Simo will be missed as he added excitement on and off the track.


November 01, 2011 3:30 PM
Last Edited 1398 days ago

Some excerpts from AE Housman's "An Athlete Dying Young" are appropriate for Simo: Check out the complete version.

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place,
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.


November 01, 2011 3:41 PM

Well spoken Casey Stoner. And I believe every word of it.

First the still unfolding tragedy in Japan...then what happened to Simo which again made Stoner think about his son and wife. Not to mention his own life.


November 01, 2011 3:47 PM
Last Edited 1398 days ago


I think Stoner had other thoughts on his his own life and his family... Lets give the guys who put their lives on the line the chance to deal with it in their own way...

But I believe there is one exception...the ROBOT. There is one head that is a little bit

some1 - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 4:15 PM

I think to honor Marco, all bikes should set the rev limit to 15,800rpm and make the final 2011 race outcome mostly from the the rider skills and talents.

Nana Linda

November 01, 2011 5:42 PM

Marco will be there on the grid not only in spirit but in everyones hearts and minds. And Marco will be standing on the podium with his mates at the races end.

God Bless all the riders and much love to Marcos family.

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