Details of the tragic incident are still under investigation. Simoncelli was seen to have fall of his bike (low side). He was then struck by two other racers; Colin Edwards (Monster Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP) and Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) which weren’t able to avoid him.
Red flag was showed around 3.50 pm (Malaysian time). It was said that the race should be restarted at 4.45 pm, but since the attention was given fullest to Simoncelli, according to Medical Director, Michele Macchiagodena. The race then had to be cancelled since there’s not enough medical personnel to stand by in case of another accident occur.
The 24 years old racer was pronounced died at 4.56 pm after much possible action of resuscitation had been performed.
Marco Simoncelli was a motorcycle racing hero and will be remembered and missed greatly. His feats in the racing world are phenomenal. His appearance with his huge curly hair made him an icon to his fans.
Born on 20th January 1987 in Cattolica, Italy, Simoncelli entered his first season in MotoGP aboard the San Carlo Honda Gresini RC212V in 2010 and won 12 races in the 250cc category.
We'll miss you Marco, RIP.