Motorcyclist killed in Moto GP crash

Italian motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli has been killed in a crash during today’s Malaysian Moto GP, race organisers have confirmed.

Italian motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli has been killed in a crash during today’s Malaysian Moto GP, race organisers have confirmed.

The Gresini Honda rider lost control of his bike on the second lap of the circuit in Sepang and appeared to be hit by Colin Edwards and then Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track.

The 24-year-old’s helmet came off in the collision and he was taken to the medical centre for treatment, but his injuries were too serious.

A message on the MotoGP website read: “Marco Simoncelli succumbed to injuries sustained in Malaysia.”

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