I don’t normally write any non-work/SharePoint related posts on here but this is an exception. As most of you who know me will know I am a massive fan of motorcycle racing. I am still in shock from the news yesterday that my favourite MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has been killed while racing at Sepang. The crash was very nasty with Marco’s helmet coming off during the incident. Unfortunately this is a one of a kind freak accident and no one is to blame. There is no doubt that MotoGP is a dangerous sport and the riders fully understand and accept this. I can only hope that for Marco it happened very quickly and he wouldn’t have known much about it.
Marco stepped up to MotoGP in 2010 from the 250cc class and looked to be the one to watch. This year he has shaken up the racing and been a real gem to watch – his battles with Lorenzo were especially good. He caused quite a bit of controversy with the other riders over his riding style but seemed to be on really good form recently.
I was at the Phillip Island GP last weekend and watched him get his best result of the season – 2nd!
If anyone is interested I took quite a few pictures of him racing last weekend – you can view them on my Picasa album here. Also if you wish to send a tribute to Marco’s family you can do on the MotoGP website here.
He was such a character on and off the track and instantly recognisable thanks to his big hair!
I want to extend my condolences to his family, friends and team at this difficult time.
RIP Marco we will never forget you…