On Sunday, October 23, 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 wherein he sustained critical injuries.
The race was stopped immediately with the red flag and Simoncelli was transported by ambulance to the circuit medical center where the medical staff worked to resuscitate him. Despite their efforts, Marco sadly succumbed to his injuries at 4:56 p.m. local time.
Beginning Wednesday, November 2 at 8 a.m. PT MotoGP fans can get their hands on tickets to next year’s Red Bull United States Grand Prix, which is returning to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 27-29, 2012. This will be the eighth consecutive year on the Monterey Peninsula for the popular and action-packed race.
MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycling championship with 18 Grand Prix race weekends on three continents bringing an elite list of riders from every corner of the globe atop the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Ducati.
Porsche Cars North America President Detlev von Platen has announced that Norbert Singer, the only Porsche race engineer who contributed to each one of the Company’s 16 overall Le Mans victories, has been named a Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Grand Marshal for the October 14 – 16 event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Catch all the action of Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV as the triennial event will be delivered right into homes on SPEED TV. The first-ever West Coast appearance of this event was held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 14-16 with more than 350 of the rarest Porsche race cars competing on the track and an unprecedented field of 1,300-plus Porsches staged in the traditional car corral area.