Marco Simoncelli – 5 Years Have Passed Since the Tragic Accident That Took Away A Great MotoGP Legend
It all happened so suddenly when Marco Simoncelli was seen losing control of his Honda Gresini GP bike at Sepang. The loss of traction that Simoncelli’s bike encountered caused him to veer into the path of Colin Edwards, and Valentino Rossi. Simoncelli’s lower body was struck by Colin Edwards while he was hanging onto his bike that just regained traction. In addition to the hit that Simoncelli took from Colin Edward’s, he was struck in the head by Valentino Rossi’s bike. The impact was strong enough to knock his helmet off his head, and make him lose consciousness.
On the 23rd of October, 2011, The Sepang MotoGP race was instantly red flagged after the crash took place, and rescue operations took place to resuscitate Marco Simoncelli. Sadly, the impacts that Simoncelli had endured were very severe and led to his passing just 45 minutes after his crash.
The legacy of Marco Simoncelli is ongoing, and the motorsport world is forever thankful for what the champ has brought to the sport of motorcycle racing. In respect of Simoncelli, his racing number “58” was retired from being used in Grand Prix racing. In addition to that, the Misano World Circuit was renamed to be Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in his honor.
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