Pole Position Travel

Newsletter 25 Oct 2011

Marco Simoncelli in Sepang
Marco Simoncelli on Sunday before the tragic race in one of our final photos. Doing what he always did: stopping for fans and spreading cheer and excitement. This is how we remember him.

Marco Simoncelli
20/1/1987 – 23/10/2011

Those with us at Sepang and all our customers who are know of our deep involvement with Team San Carlo Honda Gresini will be aware of our love and admiration of one of the most exciting and charismatic riders in the MotoGP paddock. Our grief over this tragic loss of a colleague and friend is profound. Marco was a legend in the making: unfinished business.

We have already re-affirmed our support for the team (our 2012 contract signed the morning of the accident) and we will continue to share memories on our web site and facebook pages; as well as work with the team and paddock in the furtherance of Marco's memory.

See our memorial page for a few photos and videos we have taken over the years.

2012 News

A few snippets of things to come:

All 2012 MotoGP and SBK events are ready for booking/quotation. See our websites for MotoGP and SBK.

We have compiled a consolidated calendar of ALL provisional MotoGP, SBK and F1 events on a week-by-week basis. You can download here. This is very useful for planning multi-event trips.

We have launched an Australian office on Fri 14/10/11.We will shortly be offering flight-inclusive packages from Australia (and can quote now for all events). Our new Australian phone number is +61 3 9999 6809, or reach the Aussie team on aus@polepositiontravel.com

For customers that wish to incorporate Formula 1, we now offer packages and tickets to all F1 events through our partner F1 Grand Prix Tours, based in South Africa and Australia. We can quote now on all events, and will be on line shortly; all with the Pole Position guarantee behind it.

We will lbe offering a special tour to the re-instated Jerez MotoGP Test 23-25 March 2012. Full details soon.

Fancy a mad weekend in the UK? Join us in the fun of the Thundersprint 12-13 May 2012 in Northwich, Cheshire. Full package including dinner with riders, etc. Full details soon.

Catch the VERY FIRST international 2-wheeled race at the inaugural Moscow World SBK weekend 24-26 August. Exclusive tour with Russian speaking staff... Book now.

We have teamed up with Colin Edwards to provide unique tours to his amazing Texas Tornado Bootcamp. Full details soon, but we are already swamped with notes of interest on this, especially combined with Laguna Seca or Indianapolis.

We have booked an exclusive private VIP Village suite at Laguna Seca 27-29 July. Until new prices are published, we are selling places at the 2011 price for the ordinary suite (and the private suite adds so much more...!) Book here.

Valencia MotoGP: The show goes on...

Frankly, on Sunday night the last thing we could contemplate is a return to MotoGP in 2 weeks at Valencia.

However on Monday we came to the conclusion that Marco would have wanted the 'show to go on' and informal discussions with people in the paddock show that this is the consensus of opinion.

A brief exchange we had with probably his best friend in the paddock, Valentino Rossi, confirms that the best thing we can do to honour his memory is to go to Valencia and race our socks off..

We have already scheduled an opening charity party Friday night, we will now preface this with a Marco tribute. This is in addition to all our special guests such as actor Danny John-Jules, Matt Roberts, several riders, etc; and our charity auctions. We strongly urge you to come along: Novotel Palacio des Congressos; Friday from 19:30. Entry (which includes food & drink) is €55; €60 at door space permitting. All profits and proceeds from auction goes to charities Riders for Health and Down Syndrome Ireland. Pre book here

We also have a few places remaining in our packages, tickets and VIP; plus possibly up to two Team Experiences to get you inside the team and paddock. See all on our website.

The official MotoGP Test on Tuesday is also still on - although we will not be doing it with Team Gresini. We have just a couple of places left on this; book soon!

We wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for incredible 2011 MotoGP and SBK seasons. It is people like you that make us love our job.

We thank especially all the support that has been directed our way in the wake of the Sepang tragedy. It is times like these that we are reminded that we are more than a business - we are a family. Forza!

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