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Simoncelli Crash Video: Tragic Wreck Is Proof Racing Officials Must Be Proactive

Everyone involved in the world of racing needs to do some serious thinking. After the tragic death of 24-year-old Marco Simoncelli in a MotoGP crash in Malaysia, changes need to be made. I know the danger of racing MotoGP or Indy is part of the appeal, but this is getting out of hand. The IndyCar world is still in shock over the death of Dan Wheldon, and last year, Japanese teenager Shoya Tomizawa died after crashing in a Moto2 race at San Marino. That was the first death since the circuit opened in 1999. With two in one year, clearly something needs to be altered. Yet Sepang circuit chairman Mokhzani Mahathir claims this was just another fluke occurrence: "We had our standard operating procedure...this is one-of-a-kind freak incident where...

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