On October 16th, in a 15 car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the world lost Indy car racer Dan Wheldon. His car was sent airborn, and he ended up hitting the catch fence, which was later blamed in part for his death. He was only 33.
Today a crash in MotoGP lead to the loss of Marco Simoncelli. It looked like he had lost consciousness before swerving in front of other riders. In the accident, his helmet fell off. He was only 24.
I want to express my condolences for the racers families. These two up and coming stars of their sports will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli.