Tag Archive: Marco Simoncelli

Jun 17

Misano welcomes back World Superbike for Round 7

The Italian track made its debut on the WSBK calendar back in 1991

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black After a one year absence, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, for the seventh round of the 2014 season.

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Dec 28

The Marco Simoncelli Foundation becomes a reality

A non-profit organization in memory of the late MotoGP rising star Marco Simoncelli

Fondazione Marco Simoncelli 58Marco Simoncelli Tribute Wall“The Marco Simoncelli Foundation” began as an idea of Carlo Pernat (Simoncelli’s manager) and was immediately embraced by the Simoncelli family, who worked quickly to make the foundation a legal reality. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Hamilton-Massa feud enters ‘dangerous phase’

“In my opinion it was 50:50.  It was a normal racing incident.” – Johnny Herbert

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 012011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 11The feud between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa is entering a “dangerous phase”, a Brazilian correspondent wrote after Sunday’s Indian grand prix.

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Oct 27

HRT pays respects to Wheldon and Simoncelli

Both HRT F111 cars will have the image of a black ribbon painted on the livery during the Indian Grand Prix.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 012011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - 06This gesture is to commemorate the lives of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli who passed away in motorsport accidents. Dan Wheldon was an extremely talented English Indy Car driver who had won the prestigious Indy 500 on two occasions and the Indy Car Championship in 2005. He was involved in a fatal collision at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 16th of October, 2011 and sadly passed away at the age of 33.

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Oct 25

Sepang to look into safety after MotoGP death

Sepang, built ahead of its 1999 debut, also hosts F1′s annual Malaysian round.

2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit 02MotoGP logoSepang will look into the safety of the Malaysian grand prix venue following Sunday’s death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli. The Italian, whose helmet came off during the incident, died in Malaysia after he partially fell from his Honda and was struck from behind by rivals Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards.

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Oct 25

Motor sport not in ‘crisis’ after deaths – Chandhok

Karun Chandhok has warned motor racing that danger and risk must not be removed entirely.

2011-10-14 - Team Lotus - Korea - Karun Chandhok 022011-10-14 - Team Lotus - Korea - Karun Chandhok 01The recent Indycar and MotoGP deaths of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli respectively has put the spotlight on how to further reduce the danger of premier motor sport.

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Oct 23

MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli killed, F1 safe insists Ecclestone

Malaysian Grand Prix – Statement from Taka Horio

Simoncelli on qualifying on 2nd rowThumbnail Bernie Ecclestone is confident formula one remains ahead of the pack in terms of safety. The F1 chief executive was speaking after the death of Indycar driver Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas last week, and before Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli was killed on Sunday in a sickening crash at Sepang.

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Oct 01

Motegi pole for Stoner with new outright lap record (+result)

Round 15: Japanese GP – Qualifying Twin Ring Motegi
 
Repsol Honda logoMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda TeamRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secured his fourth consecutive pole position at Motegi today with a stunning penultimate lap to set a new outright circuit record, beating the previous best of 1m 45.543s by almost 0.3seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Lorenzo secures pole for United States Grand Prix, under lap record (+result)

Round 10: United States GP – Qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
 
MotoGP - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP logoIn a nail-biting end to the hour-long qualifying session, Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position for today’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca just 0.072seconds ahead of Casey Stoner. Both riders used a harder front and softer rear slick to post their best efforts on their last lap, and were the only two riders to beat the existing lap record. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lorenzo leads after first day of running at Laguna

 Round 10: United States GP – Free Practice One & Two at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
 
Jorge Lorenzo 2011-05-31Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoJorge Lorenzo, last year’s winner here at Laguna Seca, finished the first day of running for the United States Grand Prix fastest overall, just 0.141seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa. Casey Stoner, who was fastest in the morning’s free practice, finished third fastest a further 0.034seconds adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Pedrosa victorious with new lap record on harder slicks

Round 9: German GP – Race

MotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani PedrosaMotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani Pedrosa podiumRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a close-fought victory in Germany today from second grid, setting a new lap record and a new total race time record to open an eventual winning margin of 1.477seconds.

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Jul 16

Stoner secures Sachsenring pole (+result)

With Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo completing the front row
 
MotoGP - Mugello - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerMotoGP logoA best lap of 1’21.681 in MotoGP qualifying secured Casey Stoner pole position for Sunday’s race at Sachsenring. Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secured his sixth pole position for the 2011 season, 0.252s ahead of team mate and three time premier class winner at the Sachsenring circuit, Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Simoncelli leads the field on opening day in Germany‏

Round 9: German GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Germany - San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliMotoGP - Germany - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoAfter the opening two free practice sessions of the German Grand Prix, it is San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli who sits at the top of the timesheets just 0.095seconds ahead of Jorge Lorenzo as the pair traded the top spot for much of the afternoon’s 45 minutes of track time. Simoncelli recorded his best time on his final lap of the session using the softer front and rear slicks.

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Jul 03

Lorenzo storms to victory in thrilling Italian Grand Prix

Round 8: Italian GP – Race

MotoGP - Mugello - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge Lorenzo,  - Andrea DoviziosoMotoGP - Mugello - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoJorge Lorenzo used his hard front and rear Bridgestone slicks to best effect today, overcoming Casey Stoner’s early lead of 2.3 seconds to take the lead six laps from the chequered flag and set a new circuit lap record on lap 17 of 23.

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Jul 02

Stoner sets new Mugello pole record before rain stops play yet again

Round 8: Italian GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerMotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Ben SpiesRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner stormed to his fifth pole position of the season at Mugello today, making the most of the half an hour of dry running during qualifying to lap 0.4seconds clear of the field, setting a new outright two-wheeled Mugello lap record in the process.

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Jul 01

Simoncelli leads the way after mixed opening day at Mugello

Round 8: Italian GP – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Mugello - San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliMotoGP - Mugello - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerMarco Simoncelli was fastest overall today, setting the pace in the dry this morning at the newly resurfaced Mugello circuit. His last-lap effort saw him leapfrog Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso who were second and third respectively. Compound choices were mixed today with all specifications being used to good effect.

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Jun 25

Spies excels at Assen to take first MotoGP victory

In round 7:  Dutch TT – Race TT Assen Circuit
 
Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGP logoBen Spies took his first MotoGP victory in fine style today at Assen, controlling the race from the front to romp to an eventual 7.7second lead over second-placed Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Second pole for Simoncelli after tricky day at Assen (+result)

Round 7: Dutch TT – Qualifying at TT Assen Circuit

MotoGP -  San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini logoSan Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli will start tomorrow’s Dutch TT from pole position, his second in the premier class, after a strong performance in a dry qualifying session saw him set his fifth successive front row start.

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Jun 05

Stoner triumphs in tricky conditions at Catalunya

Round 5: Catalunya GP – Race

MotoGP - Spain - Casey Stoner - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - Spain - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerFrom second on the grid Casey Stoner took another decisive victory for the Repsol Honda Team today to mark his third of the season, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies in a double podium for the Yamaha Factory Racing team.

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Jun 04

Simoncelli secures maiden MotoGP pole position in Catalunya

Round 5: Catalunya GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliMotoGP - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerMarco Simoncelli has shown great pace this season and after qualifying second for the last two races, today he snatched his first premier class pole position from Casey Stoner with just 40 seconds of the session remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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