Malaysian Grand Prix Weekend Cut Short By Tragic Death Of Marco Simoncelli

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Dorna Sports has released the following statement following the curtailment of the Malaysian Grand Prix due to a tragic, fatal accident that took the life of Marco Simoncelli…

On Sunday 23rd October, during the 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 in which he received 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 4.56pm local time.

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

It goes without saying that we too are stunned by the terrible news, and our thoughts and prayers are with Marco’s nearest and dearest.

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