Sepang fans pay their respects to Marco Simoncelli.
The Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) fraternity today paid tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli, who died at the Sepang Circuit last year due to a tragic accident. On the eve of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, starting from the San Carlo Honda Gresini team garage, Simoncelli's team, team members, riders and officials walked to Turn 11 on the Sepang circuit.
Simoncelli fell and slid on the track where he was hit by Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Colin Edwards and Ducati Team rider Valentino Rossi at Turn-11. The 24-year-old rider died due to thoracic and abdominal trauma and was the first fatality in the sport since the death of Shoya Tomizawa in 2010 at the San Marino Grand Prix.