The Sepang circuit will take a hard look at safety after the death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, but the notoriously tricky raceway was not to blame in the tragedy, its chairman said yesterday.

Simoncelli's death will likely add fuel to questions being asked about the dangers of racing, and Sepang International Circuit chairman Mokhzani Mahathir said the track's first-ever fatality would prompt a new look at safety.

"Sepang race organisers have to re-look at safety from every angle again," he told AFP.