MotoGP crash claims life of Marco Simoncelli [video] [GRAPHIC SCENES]

Simoncelli lost control of his motorbike on the second lap and slide into the path of two other riders.

[WARNING: the video posted above contains scenes which may be disturbing to some. If you are sensitive to this type of material, please do not watch the video.]

MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli has died in a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix. He was 24.

The crash took place at the Sepang International Circuit on the second lap of the race. The Italian racer lost control of his Honda motorbike and slide across the track when he was hit by fellow riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Simoncelli's helmet came off in the crash. An ambulance took him to the circuit's medical center where he was sadly pronounced dead.

The race was called-off after the accident.

Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family.

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