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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

Marco Simoncelli 2011 AP/LA PRESSE - 0
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.


R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli - Colin Edwards Crash in Sepang - Malaysia


Marco Simoncelli - Colin Edwards Crash in Sepang - Malaysia 2011...R.I.P. Marco!


Marco Simoncelli in a critical condition after crash in Sepang

Marco Simoncelli Simoncelli was involved in a crash with two other bikes
The Malaysian MotoGP has been cancelled after a horrific crash which left Italian rider Marco Simoncelli in a critical condition in Sepang.
World champion Casey Stoner said: "When the red flag came out, we thought it was a bit of rain on the circuit.
"We can only hope and pray he's OK. Hopefully everything will be all right. The fact they've cancelled the race is not looking good."
Fellow racer Tony Elias said: "We have to wait. It was a difficult crash."
He added: "I hope Marco is OK."


video Marco Simoncelli crash Sepang Motogp 2011 MOTO GP fatal accident


video Marco Simoncelli crash Sepang Motogp 2011 MOTO GP fatal accident


MotoGP Race Sepang,… Simoncelli crash, red flag dikibarkan… Sepang tegaaaang …!!!

Well,… ketika race dimulai, trio repsol Honda sudah didepan… seolah tidak menghadapintantangan berarti …!!! Setelah trio repsol dilapis oleh Simoncelli dan Bautista dari Suzuki …!!! Rossi bisa menempati posisi ke 8 … di akhir lap 1 …!!! Duel terjadi antara Simoncelli vs Bautista … ketika Bautista melebar… Edwards nyodok… dan sehabis tikungan terjadi tabrakan antara Simoncelli vs Edwards …. !!! Edwards kondisi nya ok… namun Simoncelli  geletaaak di track… dan red flag pun dikibarkan …!!! :D


Crash fails to prevent Spaniard from grabbing pole ahead of Stoner

SEPANG: Not even an early tumble could stop Spain’s Dani Pedrosa from clinching pole position in the MotoGP class at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix here.
Pedrosa crashed in his fifth lap but clawed his way back to the top of the timesheets after fighting off both his Honda Repsol team-mates – Casey Stoner of Australia and Andrea Dovizioso of Italy – to take pole in 2:01.462.
Stoner, who wrapped up the world title in Phillip Island, Australia, last week, was denied his 12th pole of the season after clocking 2:01.491.

Side show: Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy performing a wheelie during the qualifying session at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday.
Italian Dovizioso capped Honda’s dominance by posting 2:01.666. Yamaha’s American rider Colin Edwards was fourth fastest in 2:02.010.
Marco Simoncelli, who finished second in Phillip Island last weekend, was fifth while American Nicky Hayden was the top Ducati qualifier in sixth spot.
Pedrosa, who missed the Malaysian race last year with a broken collarbone, also led the third and final practice earlier in the day.
Pedrosa, fastest in both practice sessions on Friday, was pleased to have claimed his second pole position in Sepang since his first in 2007.
His effort was also a new lap record at the Sepang circuit, bettering the previous mark of 2:01.537 set by Jorge Lorenzo last year.
“I went faster in the afternoon and qualifying was a good improvement from the free practice time in the morning,” said Pedrosa, who will be hoping to emerge tops today after two runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009.
“I changed some settings on my bike and I’m really happy with how things turned out as the weather was hot and that made it difficult for everybody.”
Stoner, meanwhile, was not too dis­ap­pointed with his failure to secure pole.
“It’s a very physical track with different speed bumps and the humidity makes it a tough race to expect tomorrow. I did not do as many laps as I would have wanted to as we have been struggling to get the balance between the tyres,” said Stoner, who has won here twice in 2007 and 2009. “But I am happy with the race pace.”
American John Hopkins had to withdraw from the race when the third finger on his right hand, which he broke in the Czech Republic recently, swelled up overnight, making it impossible for him to ride a MotoGP machine competitively or safely.
MotoGP: 1. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 2:01.462, 2. Casey Stoner (Aus) Honda 2:01.491, 3. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Honda 2:01.666, 4. Colin Edwards (US) Yamaha 2:02.010, 5. Marco Simoncelli (Ita) Honda 2:02.105, 6. Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 2:02.172, 7. Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) Honda 2:02.254, 8. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Suzuki 2:02.332, 9. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Ducati 2:02.395, 10. Cal Crutchlow (Bri) Yamaha 2:02.756, 11. Randy De Puniet (Fra) Ducati 2:02.939, 12. Loris Capirossi (Ita) Ducati 2:03.077, 13. Karel Abraham (Cze) Ducati 2:03.438, 14. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 2:03.619, 15. Toni Elias (Spa) Honda 2:03.646, 16. Ben Spies (US) Yamaha 2:03.678, 17. Katzuyuki Nakasuga (Jpn) Yamaha 2:04.072.
Moto2: 1. Thomas Luthi (Swi) Suter 2:07.512, 2. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Kalex 2:07.724, 3. Michele Pirro (Ita) Moriwaki 2:08.004, 4. Yuki Takahashi (Jpn) Moriwaki 2:08.069, 5. Pol Espargaro (Spa) FTR 2:08.107, 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Kalex 2:08.154, 7. Mika Kallio (Fin) Suter 2:08.240, 8. Claudio Corti (Ita) Suter 2:08.319, 9. Scott Redding (Bri) Suter 2:08.412, 10. Mattia Pasini (Ita) FTR 2:08.414.
125cc: 1. Nicolas Terol (Spa) Aprilia 2:13.579, 2. Hector Faubel (Spa) Aprilia 2:13.594, 3. Sandro Cortese (Ger) Aprilia 2:13.954, 4. Efren Vazquez (Spa) Derbi 2:14.581, 5. Luis Salom (Spa) Aprilia, 2:14.682, 6. Jonas Folger (Ger) Aprilia 2:14.776, 7. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Aprilia 2:15.055, 8. Alberto Moncayo (Spa) Aprilia 2:15.272, 9. Adrian Martin (Spa) Aprilia 2:15.304, 10. Danny Kent (Bri) Aprilia 2:15.590.
8.30-9.30am: Superbikes/Superstock/Supersports Race 2 (10 laps)
10.40-11am: 125cc warm-up
11.10-11.30am: Moto2 warm-up
11.40am-noon: MotoGP warm-up
1pm: 125cc race (18 laps)
2.15pm: Moto2 race (19 laps).
4pm: MotoGP race (20 laps).


The Malaysian MotoGP race was abandoned after just one lap due to an horrific accident involving Marco Simoncelli on Sunday

Marco Simoncelli © MCNews

The Malaysian MotoGP race was abandoned after just one lap due to an horrific accident involving Marco Simoncelli on Sunday.
Simoncelli (Honda) was seriously injured in a very serious crash on the second lap of the race at Sepang.
Simoncelli had been involved in a fierce battle for fourth place with Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki) from the end of the first lap and the pair swopped places repeatedly during the first part of the second lap.
Coming out of Turn 11, Simoncelli fell as the front tyre of his Honda lost traction and the bike fell away under him and he was skating to the left towards the outside of the track. But then the front tyre gripped again and swerved sharply to the right and the bike with the rider down on the track veered straight into the path of Colin Edwards who crashed into Simoncelli and his bike, and Simoncelli's helmet was ripped off in the crash. Both also crashed into Valentino Rossi (Ducati) as he was swerving right trying to avoid them. Neither Edwards nor Rossi had any chance of avoiding the accident
Rossi was pushed out onto the grass but remained mounted and rode away slowly while Edwards was able to get up and walk away, but Simoncelli remained prone and motionless on the track.
The race was immediately red-flagged and the Italian was removed to the track's medical facility by ambulance within minutes.
Unconfirmed reports said that Edwards had dislocated his shoulder in the accident. Rossi, a great friend of Simoncelli, was sitting very subdued in his garage awaiting news of his countryman.

Simoncelli's girlfriend had been watching the race from his garage.
Half an hour after the incident, the race was abandoned.