25 year-old Andrea Antonelli has sadly passed away during the early stages of the second World Supersport race held at Moscow Raceway.
Italian World Superbike rider Andrea Antonelli was involved in a collision at Moscow Raceway on Sunday.
The rider tragically succumbed to his injuries in the aftermath of the fatal crash.
The accident was caused through Antonelli losing control of his Kawasaki in the wet weather between turns 13 and 14, before being hit by fellow Superbike rider Lorenzo Zanetti.
The race was immediately red flagged and was later cancelled by officials for safety reasons.
The FIM issued this statement:
“During today’s FIM Supersport World Championsip race, at 1.32pm Italian rider Andrea Antonelli (Team Goeleven Kawasaki) suffered a serious accident on the straight between Turn 14 and Turn 15 wherein he sustained critical injuries.”
“The race was stopped with the red flag and the rider was immediately taken to an ambulance where the medical staff worked to resuscitate him.
“Despite their efforts, Andrea sadly succumbed to his injuries at 2.10pm local time.
“FIM, Dorna and YMS Promotion decided to cancel the activities scheduled for the rest of the day.
“The FIM and everyone involved in motorcycle championships extends its deepest condolences to Andrea’s family, friends, team and Italian Federation at this tragic loss.”
Written by Loren Hazelwood