It's been a tough week for motorsport. Indy Car racing was left reeling by the death of Dan Wheldon and now MotoGP is mourning the loss of up-and-coming star Marco Simoncelli. The 24-year-old Italian was killed at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia after falling from his Honda and careening into the path of Texan Colin Edwards and former world champion Valentino Rossi.
The race was immediately halted and, as the extent of Simoncelli's condition became clear, canceled. Tributes to Simoncelli have flowed, with the MotoGP website releasing a statement: “Everybody involved in MotoGP extends its deepest condolences to Marco’s family, friends and team at this tragic loss.” Read the full article.