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Tributes paid to Marco Simoncelli

"I was very impressed by his speed, talent and determination... Marco Simoncelli's qualities reminded me of Gilles Villeneuve and now, fate has chosen to link them in this tragic fashion" - Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari President.
Casey Stoner:
"I'm so shocked and saddened by the loss of Marco. When things like this happen it reminds you how precious life is, it makes me feel sick inside. All I can say is how sorry I am for Marco's whole family I can't imagine what they are all going through and our thoughts and wishes are with them at this time. I hope they all stay close and pull through this tragedy together."

Dani Pedrosa:
"In a tragedy like this there is not much to say. I just want to give my condolences to his family and all the people who love him. I've been with his father and all we could do was to hug, nothing else matters. It was a fatal accident and everybody in the paddock remains in shock. Many times we ourselves forget how dangerous this sport can be and when you lose people on the way nothing has any meaning. It's clear that we all do what we like, what we love, but on days like today nothing matters".

Andrea Dovizioso:
"In these circumstances, words don't seem to be appropriate. I think of Marco's family and all the people dear to him, in particular his father and mother. I also have a child and what happened today is the hardest situation you can imagine. I watched the images and I'm shocked: in a race you fight and push hard and disaster is often around the corner. Marco was a strong rider and he always pushed hard. We raced together since we were kids, I saw him always pushing to the maximum, he crashed many times, but without major injuries, he was seemed invincible. What happened today seems impossible".

Nicky Hayden:
"Sometimes life just don't make sense... RIP #58 your were a star on & off track we all going to miss you."

Ben Spies:
"Super Sic rest easy..."

Cal Crutchlow:
"RIP Marco Simoncelli! A great rider and all round nice guy. My thoughts are with all his family & friends. I will never forget today... #58"

Hector Barbera:
"I am in shock. We are bike riders and we are aware that there are risks involved with what we do, but we also know that every day our safety is looked after more and more by the organisers. These past few years have seen a huge amount of work done to try and make our job even safer.

"Despite this, there are moments in which misfortune can lead to tragedy -and we saw this happen today with Marco Simoncelli. Today is another tough day for motorcycle racing. We have lost a great companion, and I will remember Marco as a great rival with whom I had some fantastic battles in the past."

Karel Abraham:
"The Cardion AB Motoracing team extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Marco Simoncelli, who succumbed to injuries he received in the race at the Sepang International Circuit."

Jorge Lorenzo:
"I don't know what to say... Only that you will be missed. Rest in peace Marco."

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

Mark Webber:
"R.I.P Marco A special talent that will be missed... Thinking of your loved ones, and all the motogp paddock..mark"

Jenson Button:
"R.I.P Marco... Such an exciting talent lost. My thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone involved in MotoGP. Sometimes Motorsport can be so cruel..."

Lewis Hamilton:
"RIP Marco Simoncelli. My thoughts are with his family, friends and team at this extremely sad time. Another tragic loss at such an early age."

Jonathan Rea:
"Rest in peace Marco Simoncelli! A true inspiration, amazing rider and gentleman! Your legacy will never be forgotten!"

Eugene Laverty:



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Bradenws

October 23, 2011 12:36 PM

Seeing Colin Edwards staring helplessly at Simo's body from the grass, and Rossi and Capi trying to reassure/comfort each other in the pits have to be two of the saddest yet most touching things I have ever seen.

mcarrogant

October 23, 2011 1:07 PM

Thank you crash for removing those disgusting comments. I HOPED THAT AT A TIME LIKE THIS FOR MAYBE A SHORT TIME AT LEAST MOTORSPORT FANS COULD BE CIVIL AND GET ON AND NOT ARGUE OR SAY ABSURD THINGS. IT APPEARS MY HOPES FAILED AND A FEW WARPED PEOPLE HAVE NO REALISATION OF WHAT SIMONCELLI'S FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS ARE GOING THROUGH! BEFORE WRITING AN ABSURED COMMENT JUST YOU THINK! HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF A CHILD, PARENT, RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF YOURS HAD PASSED AWAY AND PEOPLE INSTEAD OF SPREADING CONDOLENCES ACTUALLY SPOKE DOWN AND WHERE DAMN RIGHT OUT OF ORDER! HOW WOULD YOU FEEL! THINK BEFORE YOU SAY PEOPLE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A BIG FAMILY OF MOTORSPORT FANS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO ADMIRE ALL THE RIDERS WHO PUT THERE LIFES ON THE LINE SO WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SIT INFRONT OF THE TV AND WATCH! RIP MARCO SIMONCELLI! YOU ARE GRAVELY MISSED A HUGE LOSS TO MOTOGP AND A TRUE GREAT WE MISS YOU CIAO MARCO!



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