Marco Simoncelli
Feb 3

MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Marco Simoncelli of Italy rides the #58 San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda during practice for the Australian MotoGP Oct 14, 2011. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marco Simoncelli of Italy rides the #58 San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda during practice for the Australian MotoGP Oct 14, 2011. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marco Simoncelli is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend. The Italian was a front-runner in the premier class before tragically losing his life to an accident in 2011.

In becoming a MotoGP Legend, Simoncelli’s name will be the 21st on the list as he joins a list of 20 other greats. To the shock of race fans around the world, the Gresini rider lost his life on Sunday 23 October 2011 in a crash on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix, just one week after finishing in second place at Phillip Island.

Dec 1

MotoGP: FMI Cancels Sic Supermoto Day After Romboni Death

Riders at the Sic Supermoto Day pay tribute to Doriano Romboni. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Riders at the Sic Supermoto Day pay tribute to Doriano Romboni. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Following the tragic death of Doriano Romboni in Italy on Saturday, after an accident at the Sic Supermoto Day, the FMI (Italian Motorcycle Federation) have decided to cancel the rest of the event as a sign of respect for the rider and his family.

Former World Championship Grand Prix race winner Romboni passed away on Saturday afternoon at the Santa Maria Goretti hospital in Latina, after suffering an accident at the event.

Nov 30

MotoGP: Romboni Passes Away After Supermoto Accident At Simoncelli Tribute Event

Doriano Romboni was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

Doriano Romboni was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former grand prix motorcycle racer Doriano Romboni died Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in a Supermoto crash in Latina, Italy.

Romboni was taking part in the second annual ‘Sic Supermoto Day’ when he was struck by another rider after crashing during the second practice session.

The 45-year-old was airlifted to Santa Maria Goretti hospital in the Latina area where he succumbed to his injuries later in the afternoon.

Sep 14

Rossi Unveils Simoncelli Tribute Helmet

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi unveiled a special helmet dedicated to his dear friend Marco Simoncelli who lost his life in a racing incident at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

The helmet features artwork and lyrics from Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” album.

Like Rossi, Misano was Simoncelli’s home track and is now named in his honor.

“This time we decided to make something more serious,” Rossi said. “It is already quite a long time that Marco is not with us, but here is his own racetrack – more than me because his house is closer and also the circuit is in his name.