October 2011 – one of the worst months for sporting disciplines related to automobile and motorcycle technology. As recently as a week ago in a terrible accident on the racetrack in Las Vegas, died IndyCar Series champion Dan Wheldon. Yesterday another clash claimed the life of a talented pilot, “royal class” MotoGP – Marco Simoncelli.
The penultimate round of the season took the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Marco, battling for fourth place with Alvaro Bautista, lost control and fell right under the wheels riding followed by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. As a result of an accident with Simoncelli helmet flew off and he slid several meters face on asphalt.
Marco was immediately taken to a clinic at the racetrack, but the injuries did not allow doctors to save the driver. At 16:56 local time, it was announced that Marco Simoncelli died. He was only 24 years old.
As acknowledged by most experts, the Italian was one of the most talented young drivers, and it was waiting for a great future. The greatest achievement of Simoncelli is a title in the 250cc class, he produced in 2008.