Marco Simoncelli – 1987-2011

It is with shock and great sadness that for the second successive Sunday I sit down to write about motorsport claiming yet another of its great talents. Marco Simoncelli (24) collided with two other riders (Edwards & Rossi) during the opening lap of today’s Malaysian Moto GP and succumbed to his injuries soon after. Marco was a very talented rider who was often criticized for being too aggressive with other riders, something he simply would shrug his shoulders at. He was so exciting to watch both on and off track, especially his trademark big hair. He will be greatly missed and remembered fondly despite he relatively short career. RIP