The MotoGP race at Sepang has been canceled, after a horrific crash on lap 2 saw Marco Simoncelli very seriously injured. Simoncelli lost the rear of his Honda RC212V at Turn 11, and he and his bike were struck by Colin Edwards as he followed the Italian. The blow was forceful enough that it knocked Simoncelli's helmet from his head. The race was immediately red-flagged, and Simoncelli was transported to the medical center.
Because of the ongoing treatment that Simoncelli was receiving at the medical center, the decision was taken to cancel the race. The official reason was that with the medical center concentrating on treating Simoncelli, there were not enough resources to continue the race safely.
It was later announced that at 4:56pm local time, Simoncelli had died from the injuries sustained in the crash. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and team.