Marco Simoncelli was probably the most loved rider on the MotoGP grid. Members of the Vespa Club di Morciano di Romagna will ride from Romagna to England on 14 vintage Vespas in a journey dedicated to the memory of Simoncelli. Proceeds from the “Road To London for Sic,” will go to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation. The riders will carry a replica helmet donated by Paolo Simoncelli and signed by Drudi Performance designer Davide Degli Innocenti to be handed over to Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta upon arrival.
The helmet, a portrait of ‘Sic’ and a sweatshirt designed by Simoncelli family friend Aldo Drudi will also be auctioned off. A part of the money raised will be used to aid the disadvantaged via the Marco Simoncelli Foundation’s various projects. The adventure will last a week, taking the historic Vespas 1958km over six different stages, spreading the message of the Foundation established in honour and in memory of the late Marco.
The “Road To London for Sic” will start from Vespa Club HQ, Bar Joe in Morciano di Romagna, on June 8th. The stages of the journey include Morciano di Romagna, Coriano, Merano Fussen, Augsburg, Francoforte, Nurburg, Maastricht, Bruxelles, London and finally Silverstone.
“MotoGP without Sic is like coming to Romagna and not eating a piadina!”– said a member of the Vespa Club di Morciano di Romagna – “We shall honour in a simple fashion the name of one of the most genuine Romagna representatives of all time. We don’t know what the journey will be like yet, but I am sure that we will scream ‘THIS IS AMAZING!” once we arrive at our destination. We are honoured and proud to be organising this intiative and spreading the word about the foundation and its charity efforts to an international audience in Marco’s name.”