Posted by Maria Ulfah
Marco Simoncelli, the Gresini Honda rider lost control of his bike on the second lap of the circuit in Sepang and appeared to be hit by Colin Edwards and then Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track.
Marco Simoncelli, the 24-year-old's helmet came off in the collision and he was taken to the medical centre for treatment, but died from his injuries.
The organisers cancelled today's race as soon as the extent of Simoncelli's injuries became apparent. A statement on the MotoGP official website read: "On Sunday 23rd October, during the MotoGP race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, San Carlo Honda Gresini's Italian rider Marco Simoncelli suffered a serious accident in which he received critical injuries.