Marco Simoncelli Dead at 24 Italian Motorcycle Rider Dies at Malaysian Race News Story

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Marco Simoncelli Dead at 24 Italian Motorcycle Rider Dies at Malaysian Race News Story

Marco Simoncelli Dead Italian Motorcycle Rider Dies In Malaysian Race MotoGP Crash Malysia Marco Simoncelli tot RIP RIP Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011 RIP- Marco Simoncelli crash accident Malaysia - Morre italiano Marco Simoncelli no Moto GP Malaysia MotoGP 2011 Marco Simoncelli fatal crash thoughts Sad news Italian rider Marco Simoncelli died Sunday after crashing and being hit by two other riders at the Malaysian MotoGP motorcycle race. He was 24.After the crash, Simoncelli was taken to the medical center at the Sepang circuit where he died of chest, head and neck injuries, organizers said."He was already unconscious when the medical team arrived," MotoGP medical director Michele Macchiagodena said. "We attempted to resuscitate him but failed. He died 45 minutes later."The race, the second to last of the season, was canceled.Simoncelli died a week after Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a 15-car accident in the IndyCar finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Simoncelli lost control of his Honda at turn 11 four minutes into the race, but his bike regained partial grip and swerved across the track and into the path of American Colin Edwards and Italian Valentino Rossi.Simoncelli' s helmet was ripped off in the collision and he lay motionless on the track. He had been fourth at the end of the first lap."Quite clearly the consequences and circumstances surrounding the accident will be thoroughly investigated," race director Paul Butler said. The Italian's death ...

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Added on Monday, October 31st 2011, 2:15 PM