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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Simoncelli Farewell

RIP Marco Simoncelli....you were a great racer and competitor. Watching you race was a priveledge. Grazie

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Really sad to learn this today.

He’d chosen the extra hard rear tyre which slipped & caused him to slide into the path of Colin Edwards & Valentino Rossi…
Edward’s wheel hit him squarely in the back and he suffered severe neck & head injuries, which resulted in his helmet coming off.
He was dead within minutes.

We watched him 4 weeks ago go from a ride-through penalty in Motegi to collect 4th place - an amazing achievement.
This was to have been only his 2nd full year in Moto GP.

Seemed such a charismatic guy, who evidently loved racing bikes and had so much passion to give to the sport. Been praying for his family and friends. Marco’s by God’s side now.

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A great loss indeed.





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He had so much potential and was great to watch. Another huge loss in motorsports in such a short time.
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so so sad. R.I.P Marco. He was on his way up fast
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RIP Super Sic. Loved watching him race. A future champion for sure.

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Couldn't believe it when i watched the race on my DVR......................he had gained so much ground on becoming a mature rider..........going to be missed for sure.

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My favorite rider.....rest in peace, you were one of the best. May your spirit be at rest with Daijiro Kato. You'll not be forgoten.

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What a fitting tribute... Tears ran down my face as I read the last paragraph and got confirmation Sic was exactly the sort of guy I'd always thought he was.

I'll bet a lot of people in Moto GP & his family are really hurting right now. My prayers are with them.

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