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Andrea Antonelli (17 January 1988 – 21 July 2013) was an Italian motorcycle racer. He was killed in an accident at the Moscow Raceway, whilst competing for Team Go Eleven Kawasaki in the Supersport World Championship.

Andrea Antonelli
NationalityItalian
Born(1988-01-17)17 January 1988
Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Died21 July 2013(2013-07-21) (aged 25)
Volokolamsky District, Russia
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Supersport World Championship
Active years2012-2013
ManufacturersHonda
Yamaha
Kawasaki
2013 championship position11th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
22 0 0 0 0 115

CareerEdit

Antonelli, born in Castiglione del Lago, Italy, first raced in the Italian 125cc Championship, becoming the second youngest ever race winner behind Marco Melandri. He then moved onto the European Superstock 600 Championship in 2005, becoming runner up to Maxime Berger in 2007. He next stepped up to the Superstock 1000 Championship with the Lorini Honda team, where he spent four seasons, peaking with 4th overall in 2010. He and Lorini moved into the Supersport World Championship for 2012, but left the team to join Bike Service Yamaha midseason, finishing the season 10th overall, and moved again to Team Go Eleven Kawasaki for 2013. Both he and the team took their best ever results early in the season, including a fourth-place finish at Motorland Aragón, and a fourth place start at Moscow Raceway.[1]

DeathEdit

Antonelli died in a crash on 21 July 2013 at the Moscow Raceway during a 2013 Supersport World Championship season race. He fell on the back straight in the rain and was hit by fellow Italian Lorenzo Zanetti's Honda. He suffered head trauma and later succumbed to his injuries.[2] As a result of the accident, the remaining races of the weekend were cancelled.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
2008 Honda QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
SPA NED ITA GER SMR CZE GBR EUR ITA FRA POR NC 0
2012 Honda AUS
16
ITA
8
NED
7
ITA
8
EUR
22
10th 60
Yamaha SMR
10
SPA
Ret
CZE
Ret
GBR
9
RUS
7
GER
14
POR
13
FRA
8
2013 Kawasaki AUS
7
SPA
4
NED
9
ITA
Ret
GBR
8
POR
7
ITA
7
RUS
C
GBR GER TUR FRA SPA 11th 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WSS » Andrea Antonelli: 1988-2013". Crash.Net. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Superbikes: Antonelli 'was struck at the base of the skull' - medics". Voice of Russia. 21 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Tragic accident at Moscow Raceway". FIM World Superbike Championship. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.