Simoncelli dies after Sepang crash

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2011, 15:17 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Italy`s Marco Simoncelli has died after a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang, organisers said on Sunday. He was 24.

The race was cancelled after just four minutes when Simoncelli fell and was hit by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track on his Honda.

Simoncelli`s helmet was knocked off in the incident and the race was immediately red-flagged.

Bureau Report