Valentino Rossi’s Helmet to Remembering Marco Simoncelli
November 5, 2011 2 Comments
Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi is a friend of Marco Simoncelli and their both came from Italy greatly feel the loss with the departure of his friend in a tragic accident on the racing circuit Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.
When the race enters second lap, the accident occurred at the curve 11 when Simoncelli crashed, he’s trying hard not to fall, but he just slipped into the right lane and the collision was inevitable, so Simoncelli suffered severe injury to the head, neck, and chest.
Simoncelli lost control of the RC212V motor mount in that curve on the second lap. Former World Champion 250 cc class is trying hard to control the motor, but it actually took them into the path belongs to Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, who could not escape.
Rossi’s helmet had been worn since the exercise, and seven times MotoGP world champion will wear it until race day Sunday, November 6, 2011. Specially designed helmet that is a combination of red and white and Simoncelli’s number 58, which is emblazoned on the front, while the color used is behind Rossi.
“Also in the bad moments like this, the atmosphere is great because many people want to say ‘Ciao Marco’. Good to be here, in Valencia, and of course there is a strange feeling in each person. But I think, this is the best way to commemorate Marco.”
Life is really a mistery!
(Various sources crashnet, Motorauthority, MCN, Kompas /Images Kompas, AFP)