MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry has backed a growing movement that wants fans to remember Marco Simoncelli.
The charismatic Italian died on track eight years ago, but remains in the hearts of the MotoGP grid, especially Valentino Rossi.
'The Doctor' has transcended the sport for decades and comes up with a unique design for the San Marino Grand Prix each year given the fan fare it attracts.
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In 2013 he wore a helmet that paid tribute to Simoncelli at the track that bears his name.
The design took imagery from Pink Floyd’s 1975 album ‘Wish You Were Here’. It featured the two robot arms clasping hands above the four elements of Fire, Wind, Water, and Earth that were featured on the album.
Renowned MotoGP journalist Matt Oxley tweeted that "Everyone should play this (Pink Floyd) turned up to 11 today. In fact, every day".
Perry has echoed that by tweeting: "Yes to this #Misanogp".
Simoncelli never took the top step in MotoGP, but looked like a star of the future during his career.
Rossi's motivation is no doubted multiplied given his want to honour his former friend.
He will line up seventh on the grid after his final run in qualifying was marred by a skirmish with Marc Marquez.
The Spaniard and the Italian were battling for track position, but it only served to undermine both laps.
The two had to face the stewards on Saturday afternoon, but no further action was taken.
They will both be looking to hunt down pole sitter Maverick Vinales who starts ahead of Pol Espargaro and Fabio Quartararo.
Yamaha occupy four of the top seven positions with Franco Morbidelli qualifying in fourth.
Last year's winner Andrea Dovizioso stuck his Ducati on the second row narrowly behind Marquez, but ahead of Rossi.
- Valentino Rossi
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