The world of motorsport pays tribute to Simoncelli

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Tributes poured in from all motorsports quarters after the unfortunate demise of Marco Simoncelli in Malaysia. Not just MotoGP riders, but F1 racers also joined in to mourn the irreversible loss the world of motorsports has suffered due to Super SIC’s passage. Here’ what various colleagues, co-racers and members of the Motorsports fraternity had to say about the unfortunate incident…

Valentino Rossi, MotoGP
“Sic for me was like a youngest brother. so strong on track and so sweet in the normal life. I will miss him a lot.”

Dani Pedrosa, MotoGP
‘In a tragedy like this there is not much to say. I just want to give my condolences to his family and all the people who love him. I’ve been with his father and all we could do was to hug, nothing else matters. It was a fatal accident and everybody in the paddock remains in shock. Many times we ourselves forget how dangerous this sport can be and when you lose people on the way nothing has any meaning. It’s clear that we all do what we like, what we love, but on days like this nothing matters.’

Casey Stoner, MotoGP
‘I’m so shocked and saddened by the loss of Marco. When things like this happen it reminds you how precious life is, it makes me feel sick inside. All I can say is how sorry I am for Marco’s whole family. I can’t imagine what they are all going through and our thoughts and wishes are with them at this time. I hope they all stay close and pull through this tragedy together.’

Cal Crutchlow, MotoGP
“RIP Marco Simoncelli ! A great rider and all round nice guy. My thoughts are with all his family & friends. I will never forget today.”

Jorge Lorenzo, MotoGP
“Rest in peace Marco, you will be missed”

Andrea Dovizioso, MotoGP
“RIP Marco. My thoughts and my prayers are with Marco’s family and friends”

Alvaro Bautista, MotoGP
“SIC was a great driver and we will all miss him. Much encouragement to family and friends #58

Nicky Hayden, MotoGP rider
“Sometimes life just don’t make sense… RIP #58 you were a star on & off track. We all going to miss you…”

MotoGP, official world championship
“MotoGP extends its deepest condolences to Marco’s family, friends and team at this tragic loss.”

LCR Honda, MotoGP team
“A great tragedy hits MotoGP world today, we have lost a friend Marco Simoncelli. We cry a friend.”

Mark Webber F1
‘R.I.P Marco A special talent that will be missed… Thinking of your loved ones, and all the motogp paddock..mark.”
A message on Simoncelli’s Gresini Honda team website read simply ‘CIAO “SUPER SIC”‘.

Lewis Hamilton, F1
“RIP Marco Simoncelli. My thoughts are with his family, friends and team at this extremely sad time. Another tragic loss at such an early age.”

Jenson Button, F1
“R.I.P Marco… Such an exciting talent lost. My thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone involved in MotoGP.”

Mark Webber, F1
“R.I.P Marco A special talent that will be missed… Thinking of your loved ones, and all the motogp paddock. mark.”

Scuderia Ferrari
“Ferrari offers condolences for the death of Simoncelli”

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