Entertainment 10. Death of Marco Simoncelli: "I miss him so much," says Rossi

11:50  23 october  2021
11:50  23 october  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Valentino Rossi und Marco Simoncelli verband eine enge Freundschaft © Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi and Marco Simoncelli Association A close friendship

for Valentino Rossi is likely to be the second MotoGP event in Misano this weekend from two things Become particularly emotional: it is only his last home race before resignation; On Saturday, the death day of Rossis Engem friend Marco Simoncelli is also among the tenth time.

of the Italians, after which the Misano World Circuit is named, in the Grand Prix of Malaysia in Sepang in 2011, when he crashed in the second round and rolled over subsequent drivers, including Rossi.

The sympathy in the accidental death of the emerging MotoGP driver, who had only celebrated his best result in the royal class in Australia for a week before misfortune, is still great. To commemorate him, a tree should be planted on Saturday in the area of ​​the Quercia curve.

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as a friend and driver painfully missing

for Rossi weighs the loss of Simoncelli, who was still difficult for him like a younger brother. "I miss Marco so much," says the 42-year-old. "First as a friend, because he was really funny and we had a great time together. It has always done so much fun with him," he reminds himself.

"We also miss him as a driver, because I think Marco from 2012 had a great chance to drive with a factory Honda and with a 1000er machine that would have fitted to its weight and size", analyzes Rossi .

actually Galt Simoncelli, who celebrated its first significant success in his second year with Gresini-Honda, many as the next hope, which could enter the footsteps of Rossi - also because he had an equally engaging manner.

Simoncelli was almost emphasizing the first VR46 driver

Rossi himself: "I think he could have been fighting for the title, and we could have enjoyed it very much." Simoncellis heritage, however, continues despite its much early death, including in the VR46 driver academy. Because the talented Italian was, in a sense, the impetus for Rossis young promotion.

"My Academy is to honor him, because the first driver we support was Marco," says the ninefood world champion. "That's for him, it's not big deal, we would have Marco much better with us, but that's what we can do."

Rossi retires with 10th-place finish in last MotoGP race .
CHESTE, Spain (AP) — Honored by fans, opponents, other athletes and celebrities, Valentino Rossi put an end to his acclaimed career of more than two decades with a 10th-place finish at the final MotoGP race of the season in Spain on Sunday. Race-winner Francesco Bagnaia and the other riders followed Rossi after the race until the veteran Italian stopped in front of the grandstands to salute his fans. Members from other teams awaited him on the pitlane to honor the 42-year-old Italian after he completed his farewell lap on the track. “It’s the only thing possible today, to give a present to Vale,” said fellow Italian Bagnaia, who wore a helmet with Rossi's No. 46 on it.

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