Marco Simoncelli crash leads to death

The motorcycling world has been rocked this morning with the shocking accident at Moto GP’s Malaysian round in Sepang. Simoncelli well know for his extravagant riding style, crashed out on turn 11 after just four minutes of the race.

Because of the tight formation of the pack, Colin Edwards was unable to avoid the Italian rider and was also knocked from his Monster Yamaha. Ex-World Champion Valentino Rossi was also caught up in the collision but escaped and managed to return to the pits.

Although crashing is a big part of the Moto GP excitement, Simoncelli’s incident sent shivers through spectators as the Gresini Honda riders helmet was dislodged. The race was instantly red-flagged while paramedics attended to the injured rider.

Fans fears were confirmed after the 24-year-old Simoncelli was confirmed dead, and the shock from fellow riders was apparent. As BBC Sport reported, World champion Casey Stoner said: “As soon as I saw the footage it just makes you sick inside. Whenever the helmet comes off that’s not a good sign.”

This tragedy comes after the sad loss of Indy500 star Dan Wheldon just a few days ago.

Are you a Moto GP fan? Give us your thoughts and feelings after such a tragic incident.

  • Darrel Baker

    These are races only for the brave and the strong, with close knit between riders and smallest of gaps how do you void such things, safety is and always will be first but time again accidents do happen regardless. This accident happens so quickly and to have two other riders beside you directly invold, was such a remote thing to happen. At such speeds what decsions do one makes when three bike involved cannot talk to each other but can only hope for the best out come and hope all will be well. Another great rider.tears flow and my heart bleeds.

  • Gamer

    Make it a rule for riders to have short hairstyle with tight helmets.

  • Tezzz

    wot a stupid remark gamer ,at such a sad time.

  • gman

    Biggest cretin award goes to Gamer. RIP Marco..

  • Tjc64

    a very talented young man that has lost his life doing what he loved RIP Marco