Marco Simoncelli is best known as the former 2008 250cc World Champion, and a hugely popular MotoGP rider who sadly lost his life on 3 October 2011 when he was involved in a fatal accident during the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit.
Since his passing, the Misano circuit has been renamed as the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as a tribute, and Simoncelli’s father has set up hs own racing team called SIC 58 Squarda Corse.
Marco Simoncelli raced in AGV helmets and AGV have released Simoncelli replicas in a number of their ranges in the past and it is fair to assume that they will continue to carry on making his distinctive design available for years to come.
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Marco Simoncelli raced in AGV helmets for many years, and AGV have pretty much always had a Simoncelli replica available in at least one of their motorcycle helmet ranges for many years. In the past the Simoncelli replica was available in their premium models, but recently they have released it in their affordable AGV K3 SV range.
Simoncelli didn’t really change his helmet design that much in the later years of his career, and his red, white, and leopard-print remains an iconic race design.
Marco Simoncelli biography:
Marco Simoncelli was born in 1987 in Cattollica, only a few miles away from the Misano World Circuit racetrack, which has since been renamed after Simoncelli as a tribute to his life.
Simoncelli started racing early and by the age of 7 he was competing in local minibike competitions. This experience led him to the Italian Minimoto Championship in 1996 which he eventually won in 1999 and 2000. Simoncelli soon moved up to the Italian 125cc Championship and he won the title in his first year. In 2002, Simoncelli competed and won the European 125cc Championship which ultimately opened the door to Grand Prix racing.
Simoncelli joined the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship in 2002 and he raced in the 125cc class for four years, recording a best Championship finish of 5th place in 2005.
Marco Simoncelli moved up to the 250cc Grand Prix World Championship in 2006. In 2008 Simoncelli claimed the 250cc Championship after claiming six wins and numerous podiums throughout the season.
Simoncelli moved up to MotoGP in 2010 to race for Gresini Honda, and after a shaky start he managed to find his rhythm, and by the end of the season he was proving to be a force to be reckoned with and by 2011 Simoncelli had secured two podium finishes.
On 23 October 2011 Marco Simoncelli tradgically lost his life at the Sepang MotoGP race in Malaysia.
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