MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has died during the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Italian was killed in the second lap of the race after his Honda bike slid across the track and was struck by two other riders.
The 24-year-old had his helmet knocked off in the accident, which occurred when the Italian lowsided from his bike at Turn 11. His bike veered across the track and straight into the path of Edwards and Rossi.The race was immediately called off.
Edwards also fell but escaped serious injury, while Rossi, on a Ducati, was able to return to the pits.