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Marco Simoncelli

Read about Marco Simoncelli, including career highlights, pictures and news of the road racer right here at Motorcycle USA.


One of the costliest crashes at Jerez was by San Carlo Hondas Marco Simoncelli. The Italian was on pace to secure his first ever premier class victory when a highside on Lap 11 shattered the opportunity.
Rider: Marco Simoncelli
Nickname: Super Sic
Born: January 20, 1987
Died: October 23, 2011
Nationality: Italian
Team: San Carlo Gresini Honda
Machine: (#58)
Marco Simoncelli may best be known for his hair, but the afro-fantastic rider is more than just a fuzzy mop top. The Italian has steadily worked through the Grand Prix ranks after winning a European 125 title in 2002. Simoncelli then excelled in his final two seasons in the 250 class – winning the title in 2008 and finishing third in 2009 with 12 career 250GP wins.

The 2009 season was a breakout year for Simoncelli as he confirmed a move into the premier MotoGP class for 2010. The upstart rider also made a memorable wild card appearance in World Superbike during ’09, piloting the Aprilia Racing RSV4 alongside Max Biaggi at Imola. Crashing out of the first race while running an impressive fifth, Simoncelli returned in Race 2 with a third-place finish to edge out Biaggi.


Simoncelli had his best MotoGP finish (2nd) at Phillip Island 2011, only one round before his fatal crash in Sepang.
In 2010 Simoncelli moved into MotoGP aboard the Honda RC212V. Throughout the 18-race season the Italian failed reaching the podium but came close on a few occasions. Simoncelli earned eighth overall in his rookie year, but his achievements were frequently overlooked due to the strong results of fellow rookie, Ben Spies.

After re-signing with San Carlo Gresini Honda in 2011, Super Sic went on to secure some of the best finishes of his career in MotoGP. Highlights included a third-place finish in the Czech Republic as well as a second-place finish in Australia. Sadly, the 24-year-old Italian lost his life during a Lap 2 crash in Malaysia on October 23, 2011.

Marco Simoncelli's Racing Career
2011 - 6th MotoGP - Honda
2010 - 8th MotoGP - Honda
2009 - 25th World Superbike - Aprilia
2009 - 3rd 250 MotoGP - Gilera
2008 - 1st 250 MotoGP - Gilera
2007 - 10th 250 MotoGP - Gilera
2006 - 10th 250 MotoGP - Gilera
2005 - 5th 125 MotoGP - Aprilia
2004 - 11th 125 MotoGP - Aprilia
2003 - 21st 125 MotoGP - Aprilia
2002 - 33rd 125 MotoGP - Aprilia
2002 - 1st 125cc European Championship
2001 - 1st Italian 125cc Championship
2001 - 1st 125 Honda Trophy
2000 - 2nd European Minimoto Championship
2000 - 1st Italian Minibike Championship
1999 - 1st Italian Minibike Championship

Marco Simoncelli News and Articles
Marco Simoncelli Honored as MotoGP Legend
Friday, May 30, 2014
The late Marco Simoncelli was honored as a MotoGP Legend during Round 6 of the 2014 MotoGP season at Mugello.
Marco Simoncelli Tribute Helmets on Sale
Friday, November 23, 2012
Remember MotoGP World Champion Marco Simoncelli with the full-face tribute helmet by AGV.
Marco Simoncelli Honored at Misano
Friday, September 14, 2012
In the lead-up to MotoGP action at the newly named Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, riders from all classes gathered to honor the memory of "SuperSic."
Simoncelli Foundation Receives Gilera RSA 250
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Marco Simoncelli's 2008 World Championship winning Gilera RSA 250 was recently presented to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation. Marco's father, Paolo, was on hand to accept his son's bike.
1349 Riders Honor Simoncelli at Brno
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Czech MotoGP rider Karel Abraham led 1349 riders at a Marco Simoncelli tribute ride at the Brno circuit.
Rossi Talks About Simoncelli Crash
Monday, November 07, 2011
Ducati's Valentino Rossi recounts the details of the fatal crash that claimed the life of Italian Marco Simoncelli at the Malaysian GP.
Misano to be Renamed in Simoncellis Honor
Friday, November 04, 2011
Misano World Circuit will offically be renamed Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in honor of Super Sic.
Marco Simoncelli Funeral Held Today
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The funeral for Italian MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli was held today in his hometown of Coriano where thousands came to pay respects.
MotoGP Paddock Pays Tribute to Simoncelli
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The news of Marco Simoncelli’s death shocked the MotoGP paddock, as riders, managers and teams pay tribute to the rising star.
MotoGP Teams and Riders Mourn Simoncelli
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The MotoGP paddock responds to the tragic death of Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli during the Sepang GP
Marco Simoncelli Dies in Sepang GP
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Sepang MotoGP race is cancelled after an on-track incident takes the life of 24-year-old Marco Simoncelli.
Simoncelli and Dovizioso Battle at Phillip Island
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Knocking on the door of “alien” status, Honda riders Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso continue their rivalry at Phillip Island – the two Italians fighting over second.
GP Insider: Simoncelli Pedrosa Fallout
Monday, May 16, 2011
Marco Simoncelli’s disastrous overtake on Dani Pedrosa was condemned by virtually all the riders in the paddock – all except for Simoncelli that is. Our GP Insider delivers.
Estoril Insider: Simoncelli   Lorenzo Feud
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo shares harsh words with San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli following Round 3 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.
D-Store to Host Marco Simoncelli
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The D-Store in San Francisco will be hosting MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli on July 21st before his U.S. debut at Laguna Seca.
Aoyama and Simoncelli Conclude Sepang Test
Monday, December 28, 2009
Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama concluded their three-day MotoGP test at the Sepang Circuit with favorable results.
Simoncelli Racing for Aprilia at Imola
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Aprilia Racing announced today that defending 250GP rider Marco Simoncelli will join Max Biaggi for this weekend's World Superbike races at Imola.
Simoncelli to Race 2010 MotoGP for San Carlo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The San Carlo Honda Gresini team made a big double announcement today, highlighted by the reported signing of reigning 250cc GP champion Marco Simoncelli, who will race for the team in 2010.
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