Marco Simoncelli was a bike racer who has won the world championship in 250cc with Gilera in 2008. Marco was in the motorcycle racing for a long time, about 10 years starting from 2002. But he has left the world as well as the motor racing after having an accident on 23 October 2011 in the Malaysian grand pix. He was only 24 years old at his death. The accident was pathetic and shocked the racing world tremendously.
Little about Marco: Marco Simoncelli was born on 20 January 1987 in Cattolica in Italy. He was very much crazy about bike from his early life and joined in the bike racing at a very age. He has started his carrier with the bike of 125cc. During the time period of 2002 to 05 he was with the championship of 125cc then he started the racing with 250cc from 2006 to 2009 and within this time Marco won the world championship in 2008.
Marco with 125cc: On August 2002 after a successful finishing of European campaign he started the championship in 125cc replacing Czech rider Jaroslav Hules who just stepped up to the 250cc championship. At that time the bike number of Marco was 37 and we were riding the bike of Aprilia. From 2003 he started to use the iconic number 58 on his bike.
He has tried hard to win the points to go to the class of 250cc. But in most of the time he did well but can’t manage the points. At last in the year of 2005 he finished the race in fifth position and consistently earns 177 points. Then he has been shifted for the racing of 250cc.
Marco with 250cc: Marco simocelli started carrying with 250cc from 2006 to 2009 then he started the carrier with Superbike and in MotoGP. In the year of 2008 Simoncelli wins the world championship in Italian grand pix held in Mugelo on 1st June.
Death: No one can imagine that the accident will take place and it will snatch the life of a very young and talented rider. On the day of 23rd October in Malaysian Grand Pix after two laps Marco had a collision with an American Rider Colin Edwards and fellow Valentino Rossi and then he was stacked with the bike of Edwards and got his helmet off. The race was red flagged and just after one hour of accident Marco died. On 27 October his funeral was held in Italy in the presence of an estimated 20000 people.
Marco Simoncelli Fatal Crash 2 Camera Angles