Andrea Antonelli suffers fatal crash in FIM World Supersport race

Sunday, 21 July 2013

FIM World Supersport rider Andrea Antonelli has succumbed to his injuries after suffering a crash at the Moscow Raceway on Sunday.

During Sunday's FIM World Supersport race, 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 (GMT +4).

FIM, Dorna and YMS Promotion decided to cancel all activities scheduled for the rest of the day.

Everyone involved in motorcycle championships extend their deepest condolences to Andrea’s family, friends, team and Italian Federation over this tragic loss.

A minute of silence in Andrea's memory will be held on Sunday at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ahead of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

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