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19 days ago
By motogp.com

Andrea Marinelli passes away

Italian maestro and sponsor of the Marinelli Snipers Team passes away

Andrea Marinelli, owner of Marinelli furniture, passed away last night aged 46. Marinelli sponsors and lends its name to the Marinelli Snipers Team, race winners in Moto3™ and debutants in the intermediate class with Romano Fenati this season.

The Marinelli Snipers Team paid tribute:

“He was our first supporter. He was the one who protected us. He guided us.” The Italian had also established a strong friendship with Fenati during their collaboration. “They had an immediate feeling: both hot blooded, direct and true people. They had a no compromise relationship which was good for both, even if together they were ‘dangerous’.

“Having a season like we had last year was possible thanks to Andrea. With him, we got important results and, guided by his force, we launched a new ambitious project. ‘Together we win’ was his motto, and that became ours.”

Andrea Marinelli leaves behind his wife Simona and his son Alessandro. Dorna and the MotoGP™ community extend their condolences to Marinelli’s family, friends, team and colleagues.

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