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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Marco Simoncelli was killed after being involved in a horrific crash in the MotoGP race at Sepang, Malaysia.

 after horrific crash

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The Italian lost the front end of his bike on the second lap of the race and fell to his right, with the bike's wheels continuing to grip and throwing him into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
Both riders appeared to hit Simoncelli, whose helmet came off during the incident.
The race was red flagged immediately, and cancelled a few minutes later when it emerged that Simoncelli was in a critical condition.
Honda rider Simoncelli was in his second season in MotoGP, and established himself as a fan favourite with his flamboyant riding style.
He took his maiden podium spot in the series in the Czech Republic two months ago, and followed that up with a second place finish at the recent Australian Grand Prix.
Simoncelli's death is the second casualty in the top level of motorsport, coming just a week after British driver Dan Wheldon was killed in an IndyCar race in Las Vegas.


RIP Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli has died after a horrific crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang.

The race was cancelled after four minutes when Honda rider Simoncelli fell and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track.

The 24-year-old had his helmet knocked off in the accident and the race was immediately red-flagged.

Honda rider Simoncelli first entered MotoGP for the 2010 season.

He won his first pole position at the Catalunya race in June this year.

The accident happened at Turn 11 when Simoncelli's bike veered across the track into the path of Edwards and Rossi.

Simoncelli, who was motionless on the track after the impact, had been fourth at the end of lap one after qualifying in fifth.