Malesia…last effort of this long run. I could tell you a lot about Sepang 2019, like the amazing performance of a great Antonelli who closed in tenth position a beautiful race, besides the broken collarbone. Or I could tell you about the umpteenth accident of an innocent Tatsuki, crashed because of Rodrigo, but it happened all in a sudden. Just a second… accidents most of the time happen in a very short time and change the life to so many people.
Once, a very spiritual guy told me Malaysia is the most spiritual place on Earth but that means getting closer to the eternal life; that’s why it should be better to change circuit, besides this is one of the most amazing track.
This accident made me think about June 2016, when after Salom death, Beltramo wrote a very touching article, amazing, which ended like this: “I hope it will happens in a very very long time, but I’m pretty sure we will find again this very silent paddock, with the eyes full of drops, with the heart full of pain, crying for the loss of another kid who was just chasing his dream..”. That day just came. 3rd of November 2019. This bastard destiny, after just three years is back with the bill, to collect his tax, taking away with it Afridza Munandar, a young talented Indonesian rider. I don’t think there could be a right or wrong theory about what happened, I just have mine. I imagined how it would be to have Marco back, today. The absurd possibility that someone could give him back to us after eight years. Without changing anything that happened after, the Foundation, the team… with all the pain and the good things. I’m sure he would be back riding. “Hi daddy, where is my helmet?”. He would go back on track with the same passion of 2011, to kick everyone’s ass, maybe even a little more if possible. Giving us breathtaking overtakes, on the outside, to take another applause, to make us dream again. To demonstrate amazing things can “just happen”, you just need to keep on believing.
Today in Sepang we payed again a too high prize. Maybe that spiritual guy meant to say this circuit is “haunted”, for how many World Champion Titles it gave and how many of them, it tooks away.