Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

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Nine-time World Champion unveiled a special helmet dedicated to his dear friend 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, 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.

“So we decided to remember him with a song from Pink Floyd, that every time I hear I remember Marco. This was the idea. A tribute to him.”

 

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

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