The world of racing has sadly lost another shining figure today as Marco Simoncelli succumbed to serious injuries sustained in a crash during the second lap of the MotoGP race at Sepang.
The Italian lowsided at turn 11 and tried to hold on to his Gresini Honda, but was unfortunately pushed back to the middle of the track where he was struck by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi who couldn’t avoid him anymore. Simoncelli lost his helmet in the horrific crash and the race was immediately red-flagged and subsequently cancelled as the circuit’s medical personnel tried their best to save his life. Sadly it was to no avail and it’s been officially confirmed that Simoncelli passed away at 16.56 local time.
We’d like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Marco and a lot of strength in this terrible time. Rest in peace, Marco.