Sunday, 6 November 2011

Simoncelli tributes

The scene from Valencia today at 10.10 when riders from Moto GP, Moto2 and 125GP gathered on the grid before completing a parade lap in honour of the charismatic Marco Simoncelli.  This was followed by a noisy tribute involving 2 minutes of fireworks.    

Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow wore tribute helmets.

The doctor actually finished the season on the same points as Marco.  Perhaps this is the most fitting tribute to his good friend.

I was excited about Simoncelli, both for his character and his courageous 'go for it' racing style.  It was him we were watching when we went to rainy Silverstone this year and I thought the events before the race in Valencia today were a great mark of respect.

Now we have to find a space in the house for the picture we have of Sic from Silverstone, so we have our own personal tribute.

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