Sepang, The Last Circuit for Marco Simoncelli

Sunday afternoon local time at the "Sepang International Circuit", Malaysia, has fulfilled with the MotoGP motorcycle racing fans, temperatures around 34 degrees Celsius, very hot for most riders that are going to start the race.

Racing circuit which was built by a German architect, Hermann Tilke, has been recognized by the racing world in Southeast Asia since inaugurated on March 9, 1999 by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, located approximately 80 km from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur in Selangor, but only 20 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). A place designated as the venue for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix and other motorsport events.

Sepang race track following a clockwise direction, with a circuit length of 3:44 mi, with a bend as much as 15 tracks full of challenges, as well as the 8-lane semi-straight, or long straight can be reached speeds over 300 km/hour.

With track racing is not as usual with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin, allowing many opportunities for overtaking rider to perform the race, a sensation of a suspenseful race!

The great circuit for the people of Malaysia that put this circuit as the "Home of Motorsports" and the central activity in the automotive racing world-class level, with the support of high technology electronic devices network of fiber optic cable system along the path, 27 closed-circuit television camera, centered in the Race Control Room.

Spectator seating capacity reached 130,000 people for a world class racing events. The main grand stand stage can accommodate 32,000 spectators, and 18 seat suite for the corporate sponsors who made reservations.

Note added to the circuit after the Sunday, October 23, MotoGP race of 2011 in Sepang. At first the race runs well like usually race on from the starting line, but it all changed after the race enters the second lap, the bend 11.

Horrible accident occurred, Marco Simoncelli of Honda Gresini, is fighting with Alvaro Bautista in the race for fourth place, he lost control of his motorcycle when cornering to the right, so it slipped. His motorcycle into the path's Yamaha Tech 3 rider Colin Edwards, and Ducati rider, Valentino Rossi. Horror accident is inevitable, because the Edwards motor ran over his Simoncelli’s head, his helmet off. He was lyin’ down in the race lane!

The motor racing world had to lose their talented rider, Marco "Supersic" Simoncelli, died at the Sepang Circuit, Malaysia, during the race after just two laps.

Race in Peace, Marco! Good-bye!

(Source Autosport /Images JJ Aditya)


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