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MotoGP crash claims life of Marco Simoncelli [video] [GRAPHIC SCENES]

Simoncelli lost control of his motorbike on the second lap and slide into the path of two other riders

[WARNING: the video posted above contains scenes which may be disturbing to some. If you are sensitive to this type of material, please do not watch the video.]

MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli has died in a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix. He was 24.

The crash took place at the Sepang International Circuit on the second lap of the race. The Italian racer lost control of his Honda motorbike and slide across the track when he was hit by fellow riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Simoncelli's helmet came off in the crash. An ambulance took him to the circuit's medical center where he was sadly pronounced dead.

The race was called-off after the accident.

Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family.

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 henaz henaz
R.I.P
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October 25, 2011 12:15 am
 rev2race rev2race
Such a waste of a young talent. A real star in the making has been lost r.i.p marco
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October 24, 2011 11:00 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
Those helmets don't just fall off, it must have been a horrible impact. Rest in peace Marco you will be missed.
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October 24, 2011 10:59 am
 PAA PAA
He was one of the riders I admired. He always provided plently of action on the track. May you race all you like in Heavens Marco.
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October 24, 2011 10:15 am
 Cootje Cootje
What a terrible accident. I wish the family, colleagues and friends all the best. And let him be remembered as a passionated motor cyclist. FORZA SIMONCELLI!
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October 24, 2011 9:57 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
It's been a sad week for Motorsport. First Dan Wheldon, then Rick Huseman, now this. R.I.P. Marco Simoncelli.
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October 24, 2011 9:54 am