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Marco Simoncelli Succumbs to Injuries at Sepang

Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011. Photo by LAT PhotographicDuring yesterday's MotoGP race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Italian rider Marco Simoncelli suffered a serious accident wherein he sustained critical injuries.

The race was stopped immediately with the red flag and Simoncelli was transported by ambulance to the circuit medical centre where the medical staff worked to resuscitate him.

Despite their efforts, Marco sadly succumbed to his injuries at 4:56 p.m. local time. He was 24.

Everyone involved in MotoGP extends its deepest condolences to Marco’s family, friends and team at this tragic loss.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so at the following link

www.motogp.com/en/contact/tributetosimoncelli

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