Marco Simoncelli dead at Sepang MotoGP - Honda MotoGP's Marco Simoncelli of Italy lies on the bottom when a crash throughout the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang October twenty three, 2011. Italy's Marco Simoncelli has died on Sunday when a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang, organisers said. He was 24. REUTERS/Stringer.
efore motorsport enthusiasts may come back to terms with the horrific 15-car wreck that claimed the lifetime of Dan Wheldon at the IndyCar Series finale last Sunday, the tragic news of the death of Marco Simoncelli, an Italian Grand Prix bike road racer, rocked the racing circuits.
Marco Simoncelli, 24, one in all the highest motocross riders within the world, was killed in an exceedingly grotesque crash involving 2 fellow riders at a MotoGP race held at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
n fourth position on lap 2, Simoncelli's bike veered across the race path, his helmet came off and collided with Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, who were simply behind him. Edwards skidded and fell however managed to rise. Rossi managed to retain his balance, though his bike was forced off the track. What we have a tendency to see next within the video is Simoncelli laying on the track motionless. Edwards sustained a dislocated shoulder.
The race was immediately red-flagged following the accident.
Simoncelli was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre however at 16:56 native time it absolutely was announced that he had died from his injuries. Later, at a press conference involving members of the MotoGP Race Direction, Medical Director Michele Macchiagodena said that Simoncelli sustained "a terribly serious trauma to the pinnacle, to the neck and therefore the chest" and was administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation for forty five minutes.
Simoncelli, was regarded an aggressive rider who was concerned in an exceedingly collision simply 5 months ago.
During the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, Simoncelli collided with Dani Pedrosa whereas they were battling for second. within the ensuing crass, Pedrosa broke his collarbone and Simoncelli received a ride-through penalty, eventually finishing fifth. Simoncelli initially rejected blame for the crash, claiming he braked no later than traditional, which he left Pedrosa space. Before future race, however, he accepted that he required to mirror on his riding vogue.