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Dovizioso’s tattoo tribute to Simoncelli

Andrea Dovizioso's tattoo tribute to fallen MotoGP rival Marco Simoncelli.
The death of lifelong racing rival Marco Simoncelli has prompted fellow Italian MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso to get a new tattoo over the winter break.

The new Tech 3 Yamaha rider posted this picture on his official Twitter account @AndreaDovizioso and explained: “After what happened, here is to Sic my thoughts in a Polynesian tattoo with the sun god (life), the frigate bird (destiny) and a gecko.”

The wording on the tattoo translates as 'I am the master of my destiny, but only destiny knows the end of my journey.'

Rivals since mini-bike racing, the silky-smooth Dovizioso and hard-riding Simoncelli often clashed on track, but a grudge was rarely held and Dovizioso admitted the that the sudden loss of Simoncelli has been hard to come to terms with.

After snatching a career best third overall by finishing ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the 2011 MotoGP championship at the Valencia finale, the race after Simoncelli's death, Dovizioso said:

“On the final lap I thought of Marco and in the end I succeeded here on a track where I have always struggled. Marco helped me in this challenging mission, Ciao Marco”.




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rc212v - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 8:50 AM

You know, a lot of people can't leave that hard rivalry behind, even after the tragedy. This just shows what a great person Andrea is. So touching. We all miss you Marco



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