In many ways, MotoGP’s return to the Sepang International Circuit (ironically, SIC for short), is like returning to the scene of the crime, as the motorcycling community was robbed of one of its most memorable and rising stars. It was only a few months ago that MotoGP fans watched Marco Simoncelli perish during the first laps of the Malaysian GP, and since that tragedy, today is the first chance for many in the GP community to return to that fateful track.
Make no mistake that every person in the paddock is digesting this week in his or her own way. For instance as an HRC-supported rider, Honda’s loss of the Italian is analogous to the loss of a family member, and accordingly today the HRC MotoGP staff stopped by the corner where SuperSic crashed during his final race. Paying their respects, Honda and the MotoGP community certainly has to continue moving on from the loss of Marco, but that doesn’t mean that the San Carlo Honda Gresini rider will be forgotten.
Source: Repsol Honda (Twitter)