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Rider killed in horrifying crash

ESPN staff
July 22, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Italian rider Andrea Antonelli has died in a crash at the World Supersport race in Moscow.

Antonelli lost control of his Kawasaki ZX-6R bike in rainy weather and crashed on the opening lap, said Tatiana Makhina, a spokeswoman for the Moscow Raceway organisers.

As he lost control the 25-year old Antonelli was struck on the head by the bike of Lorenzo Zanetti. Antonelli was quickly treated by an emergency medical team but died of injuries shortly after.

The race was immediately red flagged and subsequently cancelled.

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