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Malatesta & Montefeltro

The Marco Simoncelli Museum – Sic’s life story

Coriano

The museum and art gallery is a journey through the achievements of the beloved motorcycle rider Marco Simoncelli (Sic *).

The gallery recounts the story of the champion and of his life outside the races.
In the museum you can see his bikes, helmets, suits, and other personal effects.

Marco was born in Cattolica on 20th January 1987. He always lived with his family in the small town of Coriano in the province of Rimini. 

His love for mini motorbikes was apparent right from an early age, and in 1999 he became a champion in this field. He steadily cultivated his passion for motorcycle racing with great determination until he reached the world championship circuits.

In 2008 he became world champion of the 250 cc class.
In 2010 he entered the world of the powerful MotoGP bikes.

On 23rd October 2011, at the young age of 24, he died during the Malaysian grand prix, following a very serious accident.


(*) Affectionately known as Sic or superSic. Why “Sic”?

In the charts that appear on the Grand Prix TV programmes, motorcycle riders are known by the first three letters of their surnames. The correct abbreviation would have been “Sim”, but there was another rider called Julian Simon, who had started just a few months before him, who was already called Sim. From then on Marco Simoncelli was always known as Sic.


Accessible to people with disabilities

Opening hours

Opening period: open all year round
Entrance: fee payable
Full fee:8.00 Reduced fee:5.00
Winter opening hours
from 10:00 to 12:30 from 15:30 to 19:30

Closing day in winter: Tuesday
Summer opening hours
from 10:00 to 12:30 from 16:00 to 20:00

Closing day in summer: Tuesday
The Marco Simoncelli Museum – Sic’s life story
Palazzo della Cultura - Teatro, Via Garibaldi, 127

43.9638909; 12.603362000000061

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Last update: 28/06/2017
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