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RockPile
October 24th, 2011, 03:54 PM
I was crushed by the news that up and coming Moto GP rider Marco Simoncelli died as a result of a nasty crash at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia this weekend. I had taped the race and didn't have time to watch it. A friend told me about it this morning and I can't believe it. This kid had potential written all over him and was a fearless, if not reckless, rider. I loved watching this kid ride because you never knew if he would finish the race or crash out but you could be guaranteed that he would battle for every position. I won't post video of the crash as it is gruesome but you can find it on youtube.

Rest in Peace 58

Motorsport world salutes Marco Simoncelli | Page 1 | F1 News | Oct 2011 | Crash.Net (http://www.crash.net/f1/news/174340/1/motorsport_world_salutes_marco_simoncelli.html)
Marco Simoncelli Profile | MotoGP | Crash.Net (http://www.crash.net/motogp/racer_bio/187/marco_simoncelli.html)

Crazy_Ivan
October 24th, 2011, 04:27 PM
RIP, very likeable and talented young man.

Socalrob
September 23rd, 2015, 10:18 PM
Simo was such a great rider. His presence is still felt on the grid. Valentino always has a 58 somewhere on his helmet if I'm not mistaken.