Ini adalah kata2 dari Paolo Simoncelli, ayah Marco Simoncelli…..
“Marco was a very special person, and perhaps people have understood what he was like. If he had to swear he would, he was like that. Most of all he was honest, he was really pure,”
“On top of that he was a warrior, and maybe that’s why he died. Had he let the bike go…but last Sunday he wanted to win. He was again the Marco we had at the beginning of the season, but now he knew what to do, he knew everything.”
“Honestly I couldn’t believe it: it would be bullshit if I said I’m happy, but it pleases me. We didn’t realise all this, but it’s a very nice thing.
“Tomorrow evening, after the end of the funeral, we’ll be alone. It’ll be terrible. But now I have you and all the people that come visit us. That can only please us.
“Marco was always available with all the journalists, as with all the people that would come to disturb him while he was eating. In fact he would scold me when I complained. That’s how he was.
“Marco was never judged badly, he was always judged for what he was and for the way he presented himself. I loved him, and he loved me. Marco was great and that’s it. What a shame.
“He needed everything around him to work. He needed Aligi Deganello – his guru and chief technician – his team, and his dad, who would piss him off sometimes, as he would say. Before the start we would shake hands and hug. I did that on Sunday too, but I guess I got something wrong. It didn’t go as usual.
“He enjoyed all the simple things he had: he liked his house, his dog, the grass… in fact on Sunday he told me ‘I’m tired, I want to go back home’ because we had been away to prepare for Malaysia, which for him has always been difficult: nutrition, he took an ice bath to cool down before the race… It was perfect, he was sure he would do well. But he told me I want to go back home, dad.'”