A week since Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash at Las Vegas Speedway, Marco Simoncelli was killed yesterday at Sepang Raceway. He was just 24. Footage after the jump of the crash. Not for sensitive viewers.
Simoncelli, nicknamed ‘Super Sic’ was known for his super mop of curly brown hair was predicted by many to be a future MotoGP world champion.
Simoncelli lost control of his Honda at turn 11 four minutes into the Malaysian MotoGP. Then, after regaining partial grip, Simoncelli’s bike seemed to swerve across the track, his body completely unmoving (almost as if he passed out) and dangerously close to the ground — and into the path of American Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi of Italy.
It was on this same Malaysian circuit where the he won the 250cc world title in 2008.