Kecelakaan parah menimpa rider muda penuh talenta, marco simoncelli 😦 sampai akhirnya dinyatakan meninggal sore ini di malaysia :(…walaupun rider ini cenderung nekat saat balapan, tapi tidak pernah disangka moto gp harus kehilangan rider muda ini begitu cepat 😦
talian rider Marco Simoncelli has died after a horrific crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang.
The race was stopped after four minutes when Simoncelli’s bike veered across the track at turn 11 into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
The 24-year-old had his helmet knocked off and was hit by both other riders.
American rider Edwards also fell but escaped serious injury – while fellow Italian Rossi was able to return to the pits.
Simoncelli lay motionless on the track after the impact, while the race was immediately red-flagged.
Honda rider Simoncelli first entered MotoGP for the 2010 season and won his first pole position at the Catalunya race in June this year.
Simoncelli’s first podium finish came in the Czech Republic in August when he finished third but he bettered that with a second-place finish at the Australian GP.
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.”
British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow Tweeted: “RIP Marco Simoncelli! A great rider and all round nice guy. My thoughts are with all his family & friends. I will never forget today.”
Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber Tweeted: “RIP Marco. A special talent that will be missed. Thinking of your loved ones and all the MotoGP paddock.”
The Italian started in the 125cc class in 2002 and moved up to the 250cc class in 2006.
He claimed the 250cc world title in 2008.
- Born: 20 January 1987, Cattolica, Italy
- 125 Championship: 2002-05, 2 wins
- 250 Championship: 2006-09, 12 wins
- MotoGP: 2010-11