Articles tagged Marco Simoncelli

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Mat Oxley

300 GPs and counting Last month at Mugello Valentino Rossi contested his 300th Grand Prix. He didn’t win the race but wasn’t far off, finishing third just 2.6sec behind winner Marc Márquez. The triple-century milestone is quite something in a sport that isn’t always kind to its devotees – and it’s a convenient moment to consider his career. Rossi was a long-haired 16-year-old when he arrived in...

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F1’s gateway to 1.2 billion people…

After pushing at India’s door for many years, it’s finally been opened from the inside – much to Bernie’s delight By Adam Cooper There was a telling sight at the front of the grid just before the start of the Indian Grand Prix. A minute’s silence for Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli, with drivers and team principals, had already ratcheted the level of emotion up a notch. Then shortly after they...

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Marco Simoncelli, 1987-2011

Marco Simoncelli wasn’t your average 21st century MotoGP rider. He was a throwback to the old days: scruffy and wild, always determined to barge his way to the front, never mind who was in front of him. The tall, ambling Italian approached his sport with a gladiatorial swagger, convinced that it’s as much about the battle as it is about the lap time. “The fight is the most beautiful thing about...

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WHO IS WITHOUT SIN?

WHO IS WITHOUT SIN? Mat Oxley IHAVE BEEN READING KEITH RICHARDS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AND an excellent work it is. Large tracts of the tome deal with his time as a heroin addict, during which he brought the Stones to the brink of extinction on several occasions. Not long after Richards cleaned up, Ronnie Wood got into crack cocaine. Richards was so incensed at his colleague threatening the band's...

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The Marc of greatness

By Mat Oxley MotoGP has lost two of its most exciting exponents in the last year and a half: Marco Simoncelli to a fatal accident and Casey Stoner to a desire to spend more time at home with his family. Whenever a great racer exits stage leff, it's difficult not to wonder whether we will see their like again. But, as always, the world keeps turning and new heroes soon swim into view. This time it...

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Marco Simoncelli: The Tribute Book

Rossellla & Paolo Simoncelli A fitting tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli this, with plenty of input from the likes of Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Simoncelli's team managers, mechanics, girlfriend and parents, who are the authors of the book. Simoncelli was killed during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix during his second year of MotoGP. He won the 250cc title in 2008, finished third in...

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The working wounded

Racers get hurt - it's part of the job. The inevitability of injury and, more importantly, of riding injured is something that every bike racer has to accept; even Valentino Rossi. Until his bone-crunching tumble during June’s Italian GP, Rossi had lived a charmed existence by motorcycle racing standards. He’d never missed a race since his World Championship debut in April 1996; that’s 230...

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Unavoidable tragedy?

The crash that claimed Marco Simoncelli’s life at October’s Malaysian motorcycle GP was very similar to the accident that killed Shoya Tomizawa during last year’s San Marino Moto2 race: the rider loses control, falls down and is struck by following riders. Incidents of the same kind also claimed the life of American Peter Lenz in a support race during last year’s Indianapolis GP and Briton Craig...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections - Champion Vettel is also a winner off the track - IndyCar was an accident waiting to happen As each Formula 1 season evolves, press conferences inevitably take on a familiar hue, because some cars are much quicker than others and you tend to get the same drivers, time after time. There are conferences after qualifying and after the race, and they feature the top three, as we know....

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