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Offline Hogboy

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1 Minute of Silence for Marco? NO WAY!!!
« on: November 02, 2011, 02:10:36 pm »
Well, Valencia looks like it's gonna be LOUD at Sunday's MotoGP race.

I read in SuperbikePlanet that they proposed to Marco Simoncelli's father a minute of silence at the start of the race to mark the death of his son 2 weeks ago.  His response?


For Sic: A Symphony of Machines
by staff
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A planned moment of silence at the Valencia Grand Prix this weekend may be changed to a ceremony more fitting a fierce racer.  MotoGP planned a moment of silence to honor the memory of recently killed MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli.

Simoncelli's father, Paolo, requested something more in line with what "Super Sic" would appreciate.  The elder Simoncelli suggested instead that all of the bikes of MotoGP be throttle whipped for one minute, that this was something his son would appreciate.

Given the festive atmosphere at Valencia, and the popularity of throttle whipping streetbikes downtown, there's little chance that the race bikes will sing alone.

The time has come to travel while the oatmeal-eaters tarry at their fort. To this end, I have chosen a train of stout dogs to pull a toboggan of trade goods. We are eager to proceed and the dogs are baying at their tethers.

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Re: 1 Minute of Silence for Marco? NO WAY!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 02:12:39 pm »
good for them.  sounds fitting.

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Re: 1 Minute of Silence for Marco? NO WAY!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 02:45:21 pm »
I like it too; almost sounds a bit like an Irish wake.  :motonoises:
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Re: 1 Minute of Silence for Marco? NO WAY!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 03:40:29 pm »
Right on!!  Nothing like a multi cylinder salute!
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