Friday, May 30, 2014

Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP™ Legend

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Marco Simoncelli tragically lost hi life on Oct. 23, 2011.  (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend on Friday at Mugello Circuit.

The 2008 250cc World Champion tragically lost his life on Oct. 23, 2011, at the Sepang circuit following a crash on the second lap of the MotoGP race.

The Italian rider gained millions of fans worldwide with his charisma, ability and racing style, and in addition to becoming a World Champion he amassed 15 pole positions, 31 podiums and 14 victories across the three Grand Prix classes. ‘SuperSic’ is fondly remembered by the MotoGP community.
Marco Simoncelli celebrates after winning the 2008 250cc MotoGP World Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta officially inducted Simoncelli into the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame on Friday in Mugello, in the presence of the late rider’s father, Paolo.

The last rider to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Casey Stoner, at Phillip Island last year and Simoncelli is the 21st rider to become a MotoGP Legend, joining compatriots such as Giacomo Agostini and Carlo Ubbiali on the list of illustrious names.

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