A quiet nod to Mario Moraes

Posted by Iannucci | 8/05/2009 | | 4 comments »
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On behalf of the entire My Name Is IRL family of word butchers allow me to offer our sincerest condolences to Mario Moraes and his family. Official word from KV Racing is that his father has passed away after a lengthy illness, and unofficial word is that Mario will not be driving at Mid Ohio this weekend.

Mario Ermirio de Moraes, father of KV Racing Technology driver Mario Moraes (Mario Ermirio de Moraes Filho) passed away late this afternoon in Brazil at Hospital Beneficencia Portuguesa.

Mario Ermirio de Moraes was born August 1, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Nidia Maria Faustino de Moraes, son, Mario Ermirio de Moraes Filho and daughters Fabiana Faustino de Moraes and Natalia Faustino de Moraes.
Those who follow Mario on twitter know he has been spending much of his free time this year keeping vigil by his father's bedside. Even though the young man often drives like a lunatic we will still keep him and his relations in our thoughts and prayers. We can't add much more than what was already said in the heartfelt sympathy expressed by our buddy Meesh.


  1. Indy // August 05, 2009 10:56 PM  

    That's sad. I will pray for the family.

  2. Anonymous // August 06, 2009 2:49 PM  

    WTF-Drives like a lunatic comment with this post. Not cool at all. Shame on you.

  3. Iannucci // August 06, 2009 8:21 PM  

    Hey, don't shoot the messenger - even Mario's competitors have noted his lunatic stylings. The only reason I mentioned it at all was to show that no matter what impression we may have of someone on the track they still can encounter tragedies off the track that demand our sympathies.

    And as strange as it may seem, my ever-Anonymous friend, among some race fans driving like a lunatic is quite the cherished trait. Just sayin'.

  4. Anonymous // August 07, 2009 4:30 AM  

    Gobshite-Your are expressing emmpathy for his Father dying and feel it proper to take a shot at him-AT THE SAME TIME?
    Do the right thing. Express condolences now and at a later time make any comments that you want.