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Brno pays tribute to Simoncelli

More than 1,500 Czech fans honour the memory of Marco Simoncelli.
More than 1,500 Czech fans paid their respects to MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli during a commemorative event at the Brno circuit on Sunday.

Beginning at 14:00 (start time for MotoGP), the event began with a short speech at the podium where Simoncelli had celebrated his first ever MotoGP rostrum in August's Czech Republic Grand Prix (pictured).

A minute's silence was then held, followed by the Italian national anthem and an honorary lap of the Brno Circuit, which was attended by over 1,000 motorcycle riders.

"To be honest, we didn't expect such a large attendance," Pavel Carda, one of the organisers, said. "I would like to thank to the management of the Brno Circuit for permission to organise it and everybody who attended this event."


Tagged as: Brno , Marco Simoncelli

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Jiri Simek

November 01, 2011 4:52 PM

The Czechs love racing! I wasn't there personally, but my good friend called me that it had been unbelievable. In fact Marco had his first podium there this season and the people loved him. RACING is what unifies us and makes us proud of each other.



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