Simoncelli remembered throughout Valencia weekend

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tributes are being paid to the Italian at the final race of the 2011 season, and his fellow MotoGP riders will gather on track with their bikes on Sunday.

Marco Simoncelli’s memory is being honoured in a number of ways at this weekend’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, the final round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship.

Just under two weeks on from the 24 year-old’s tragic death in Malaysia the entire MotoGP community is marking the close of the 2011 season with a series of fitting tributes to the charismatic and popular rider.

A 16-metre wall with Simoncelli’s iconic number 58 has been put in place at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, upon which visitors to the track can write their own personal messages throughout the weekend.

Simoncelli’s fellow MotoGP riders will then gather on track with their bikes on Sunday following the morning warm-up session and pay their own special respects to the former San Carlo Honda Gresini rider.

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