Simoncelli's funeral to be held on Thursday in Coriano

Marco Simoncelli's body arrived at Fiumicino airport on Tuesday morning after the tragic accident that took the life of the young rising star in the MotoGP race in Sepang on Sunday. Representatives of several sports, including Gianni Petrucci, secretary of the Italian National Olympic Committee and Paolo Sesti, president of the Italian Motorcycling Federation awaited the arrival of the coffin, along with a multitude of fans who gathered in Rome to greet the airport facilities "arrival with prolonged applause.

Friend of the deceased pilot's father, Paul, and his compatriot Marco Simoncelli and time, Valentino Rossi, has traveled on the same flight with Alitalia from Kuala Lumpur with a box set of the pilot crashed.

A public exhibition Simoncelli's body is scheduled for Wednesday at the municipal theater in his hometown of Coriano, with the funeral scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 in the church of Santa Maria di Coriano. The Italian will be buried in the cemetery of this city, near Rimini, where he was born 24 years ago.