A very sad news today – Macro Simoncelli has been declared ‘late’ after a horrible crash on lap 2 of the Sepang race, involving riders: Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.
Our sympathies are with his family in this very sad moment. He was a passionate rider and a good human being, a fighter. We’ll always remember him in our prayers.
About Simoncelli’s Sepang Crash
The accident happened at Turn 11 when Simoncelli’s bike veered across the track into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. In my opinion, he couldn’t let go the bike, otherwise he might have slid to the left of the track and could have avoided collision with other riders.
Simoncelli, who was motionless on the track after the impact, had been fourth at the end of lap one after qualifying in fifth.
Edwards also fell but escaped serious injury, while Rossi, on a Ducati, was able to return to the pits. Edwards has been said of having his shoulder dislocated though.
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.”
Macro Simoncelli succumbed to his injuries at 16:56, 23rd October, 2011.
Again, it was a horrible MotoGP race incident involving Simoncelli, and reminds us of the dangers of the sports and what risk each rider takes whenever he gets on the track. Our sympathies and thoughts are with his family in this sorrow moment, and may God grant his family patience and faith.