“El Olimpo del Motor”, the new area at the Joan Antoni Samaranch Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport (Olympics and Sports Museum) pays homage to the MotoGP family.

Under the watchful eyes of Paolo and Rossella Simoncelli, the parents of the late driver Marco Simoncelli; Carmelo Ezpeleta, Managing Director of Dorna; Marc Martín, the sports journalist who came up with the idea for the initiative; Juli Pernas, Director of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and riders Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez, Toni Elías,  Pol Espargaró, Julián Simón,  Nico Terol, Emilio Alzamora, Albert Llovera, Alex Rins, Salvador Cañelles, Jordi Torres, Jacub Kornfeil and Joan Lascorz – teams, the press and other people linked to the MotoGP family inaugurated the “El Olimpo del Motor” space with a special tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

With an initial exhibit dedicated to the motorcycle world, “El Olímpo del Motor” wishes to pay homage to the great cultural baggage of this sport in our country.

“El Olimpo del Motor” features the coveralls of Salvador Cañellas, Àlex Crivillé, Emili Alzamora, Jorge Lorenzo, Julián Simón, Toni Elias, Marc Márquez and Marco Simoncelli. A special place was made for the latter and a warm homage is paid with a display of some of his personal objects the Simoncelli family has assigned for exhibition over the first few years.