Inter captain Javier Zanetti and boss Claudio Ranieri have both commented on the tragic death of Moto GP star Marco Simoncelli.
The Italian, just 24, was killed on the second lap of the Malaysian race on Sunday when he fell off his bike before being hit by two other riders.
"It's a true tragedy," Argentine veteran Zanetti noted. "There are no other words to describe what happened.
"Marco was a champion and he'll continue to be one up above.
"Right now my thoughts go out to his family and friends. With all my heart, I share in your pain."
Ranieri, a guest on La Domenica Sportiva, noted: "I had met him 15 or 16 months ago at a charity match. He was sitting next to me, talking continuously, and he had an incredible charm.
"Today I was horrified. He always had a smile on his face, always ready with a quip, as the people are from Romagna.
"This was a truly significant tragedy."