Andrea Antonelli dies after World Supersport motorbike accident
Twenty-five-year-old Italian died of injuries after being struck by fellow rider in Moscow
Italian Andrea Antonelli (25) died aftr a crash in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images
Kawasaki Go Eleven rider Antonelli died after losing control of his ZX-6R bike in rainy weather and crashing during the opening lap, said Tatiana Makhina, a spokeswoman for the Moscow Raceway organisers.
After crashing, the 25-year old Antonelli was struck by a fellow rider. Antonelli was quickly treated by an emergency medical team, but died of injuries at the circuit’s medical centre shortly after.
Officials called off the race, and the day’s headline World Superbike Championship event. Russia’s federal investigative committee was looking into the accident, the Russian Itar-Tass news agency reported.