RIP Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011
It’s a very sad day in motorcycle racing. I took this photo of Marco Simoncelli, one of my favorite motorcycle racers, this summer at the Laguna Seca MotoGP race. Sadly, he died today in a horrific accident at the Malaysian MotoGP race. He was a funny guy, an amazing rider, and a rising star in MotoGP racing.
I usually watch all the races in real time, but got too tired last night and couldn’t stay up for the 1:00 AM (US Pacific Time) race start. We woke to a call from our friend Adam this morning who told us the terrible news.
We’ll always remember you Super SIc. We were looking forward to seeing you progress in your craft and to fight for the championship in years to come. We are so shocked and saddened by this loss. Our hearts go out to you and your loved ones, Marco. Our hearts also go out to Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, two riders that were involved in the incident who were also friends with Marco. May peace be with you all.