Gresini Hoda have withdrawn from final MotoGP race

Gresini Honda have withdrawn from the Valencia MotoGP in November following the death of their rider Marco Simoncelli on Sunday.

Simoncelli, 24, was killed when he was struck by Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi after in a crash in Malaysia.

Team boss Fausto Gresini also confirmed his riders would miss the tests which follow on from the final race of the season in Spain on 6 November.

Gresini said: “The only certainty is that my team won’t participate.”