Simoncelli's funeral will be held in his home town of Coriano on Thursday, October 27. Simoncelli's father, Paolo, and good friend, Valentino Rossi, travelled on the same flight from Kuala Lumpur as Simoncelli's casket.
Team sources have ensured that the majority of the team's members will travel to the Valencian circuit and the customary team box will be assembled, in which the Honda RC212V holding the number 58 will be present in tribute to Simoncelli.
Team owner Fausto Gresini has not yet decided if Hiroshi Aoyama and Moto2 riders Michele Pirro and Yuki Takahashi will take part in the Valencia Grand Prix on November 6. The team were set to make an announcement on Wednesday morning (Italian time), but may wait until after Thursday's funeral service is held.
In a press release issued Tuesday, the Italian team thanked the countless messages of sympathy received since Sunday with a message that read:
"Thanks for the love shown to Marco. The star of "Super Sic" will shine forever in heaven! From Marco's family and the team, thank you."