Simoncelli, 60 thousand FOR HIM. OPEN BURNING ROOM
ROME - The hair loose as if the wind could muss forever, a T-shirt and a pair of jeans like the ones she wore when walking the streets of Coriano, hands on the signs of the terrible fall that tore him forever to the world of racing and life. This is the last image that fans and friends can see Marco Simoncelli of the sample died Sunday at Sepang, the mortuary set up in the small theater of Coriano, the country where he was born 24 years ago. In the theater the coffin, covered with a sheet of glass, began to receive a slow interminable procession of people who came to greet Marco Simoncelli. The small village on the outskirts of Rimini has woken up to another day of tears and was lined up to greet Sic. Many people came to mourn and to give farewell to daredevil who had known this kid since he was young and had climbed the summits of world motorcycling. Behind the coffin on the stage of the theater were put two bikes, one with which he won the World Simoncelli 250 and one with which he ran in MotoGP. In the background, projected a big picture of Mark smiling. Many have begun to bring flowers, and practically the whole country is covered by banners and his race number, 58, whom friends and fans wanted to celebrate it.
OPEN BURNING THE ROOM It opened at 9.12 to the funeral of Marco Simoncelli in Coriano. Under pouring rain, and about seventy people have waited two long applause greeted the arrival of the coffin, in front of the Teatro Municipal Court, in the center of the town of Rimini, where the pilot lived with his family. When the doors were opened, the crowd outside the theater in the meantime had grown to about 200 people. After the coffin was taken into the building, have been brought within two motorcycle: Gilera 250 of the world championship in 2008 and the Honda Pilot which ran this year in MotoGP. To supervise and guard the entrance, police, Civil Defence volunteers and service order SuperSic organized by friends: "Hello Mark 58" written on a white T-shirt worn by each of them. Before opening are some guidelines: it is forbidden to take photographs and keep cell phones turned off. To the many people in the queue were also asked to maintain decorum in and leave out the umbrellas.
EXPECTED TO 60 thousand CORIANO In many, probably too much, they want healthy Marco Simoncelli. The small town of Rimini on the hill where he lived with his family SuperSic "can not accommodate more than 10,000 people," he has said the Municipality of Rimini with the prefecture and invited all those who want to come tomorrow for the funeral not to go in Coriano but diverted to Misano Adriatico, where the Santamonica, track that Mark knew very well, will set up a large screen to follow the funeral service in addition to the three under construction in Coriano. The death of the young pilot who was hard not to find cute and risked so much struck even those who did not follow the races. A Coriano, filled with 58, his number, the pilgrimage began immediately for many small individual gifts and tomorrow is expected to arrive for the funeral mass in the municipal theater, the eve of the funeral attended by his friend Valentino Rossi and Alberto Tomba , other sports glory of this land. The prologue was Fiumicino, where the coffin arrived at dawn. To receive the vertices of the cones, including a moving Petrucci, and to applaud Federmoto and a hundred of the airport operators who have spent a long round of applause to Mark. Then the coffin is left for Coriano, where he arrived shortly after noon, with his father Paul to follow the hearse after the sad journey from Malaysia. A few hours later that his father holding the hand of his daughter Martina, he went to thank the Police who had protected the privacy of the family already Sunday. A father who has had the strength to speak on several occasions, albeit briefly, with reporters, his voice close to tears.
"He was a warrior, he wanted to win. Maybe he died for that too. If you let the bike ... Marco was so pure, sincere one, perhaps with a few dirty word - he said - He was returning to what he had won the championship. They say that God calls to himself the best, we hope so. I loved him, he wanted me. Too bad, too bad ...«, ended almost in a whisper. And he had the strength to do well in the face of controversy images of awkward relief shown by an amateur video from Sepang: "Mark was already dead, I tried to touch his hands to stir but it was already gone". He thanked everyone, from "the boys of the circuit". Most of Scarlett more serene mother, who spoke with Mediaset television: "It was one that was pure mess. It was beautiful. Me and Paul we would make everything so. We accompanied him on what he wanted to do. It is a good memory and was a good message ".
BARA CHURCH IN BETWEEN THE BIKE There are flowers in the church of Coriano (other than those resting on the coffin), where the funeral will be celebrated Thursday Marco Simoncelli for the particular position of the coffin of the sample, which will be placed between two motion: one will be taken by Valentino Rossi, the other by Matteo Pasini. The latest details on the funeral were set in the afternoon in a meeting between the parish priest of Santa Maria Assunta, Don Giles Brigliadori, and the family of the pilot. The body will be blessed at the funeral home theater set up in the city, from where the funeral procession to the church. The funeral will be at Gresini team, Ducati (with pilots, technicians and president) and Yamaha (full). The church can hold up to 500 people, who will remain out of the function can follow live on Rai Sport or on giant screens outside. During the ceremony the church choir will sing Coriano, even if initially it seems that the family had asked if there was a possibility that Vasco Rossi sang a song, not granted permission by the Curia. But the exit of the coffin on the steps of the church will sing a song of Blasco. It is confirmed the singer's funeral, although there were contacts with the family. "I met the parents of Mark - said Don Brigliadori - The father appeared grief-stricken, but today it seems the mother is reacting better, so much that she is telling everyone not to cry and be strong." This evening program is a wake in the side chapel of the Church of Santa Maria, where you can leave messages for Mark, which will then be collected in a book. To the City are still coming requests for information to attend the religious function, one of which has been reported, even by the secretariat of the Minister of Youth Giorgia Meloni. A banner has arrived from France, Le Mans, and a fax of condolence from Russia.