MotoGP »’s Top 10 MotoGP stories of 2011

The tragic death of Marco Simoncelli dominates the headlines from the 2011 MotoGP season
It was a season where Casey Stoner romped to the championship title, where Valentino Rossi's much-anticipated move to Ducati proved to be nothing short of a disaster and where MotoGP lost one of its most charismatic and popular figures.

What follows are the top ten most read MotoGP stories right here on during the 2011 campaign...

1. Marco Simoncelli dies from Sepang MotoGP injuries - 23 October 2011

Without doubt the biggest news story from the 2011 MotoGP season was the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli at the age of just 24-years-old. Just a week after taking his best ever finish at Phillip Island, Simoncelli was fatally injured in a horrific accident at Sepang, robbing motorcycle racing of one of its true rising stars.

2. Valentino Rossi: Simoncelli was like a brother - 23 October 2011

Simoncelli's death rocked MotoGP to its core, with fellow riders left shocked at the loss of the Gresini Honda rider. Multiple champion Valentino Rossi was one of the riders involved in the incident that cost Simoncelli his life, and was left to reflect on the loss of a rival he viewed 'like a brother'.

3. Serious accident for Marco Simoncelli stops Malaysian Grand Prix - 23 October 2011

The initial breaking report that the Malaysian race at Sepang had been halted came immediately after Simoncelli's accident took place, with fellow riders and fans alike waiting to hear on the condition of Italian. Sadly, the news everyone hoped for, never arrived.

4. What Stoner said to Rossi after Jerez crash - 4 April 2011

Had it not been for Simoncelli's tragic death, your most read story would have focused on the conversation between Rossi and Casey Stoner after the pair clashed at Jerez – with Stoner telling his Ducati rival that his 'ambition outweighed his talent'.

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January 03, 2012 1:18 AM
Last Edited 1699 days ago

@@@@SHAMARONE I am a Rossi fan BUT, What are you talking about mate?? Problems!? Solutions!? Going forward !? WE are nothing. We are only spectators. Those,who think they are more than that, are deluded.

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