It's a sad time for motorcycle racing, as the sport has lost one of the best — Italian racer Andrea Antonelli (above) has been killed during a race at Moscow Raceway in Russia.
He was NOT killed instantly, but later passed away from injuries stemming from his crash on Sunday.
Apparently he lost control of his bike on the rain-slicked track on his opening lap of the 2013 Supersport World Championship — and then was hit by another rider. We're sure THAT rider feels awful about what happened, too.
Antonelli was only 25, which just adds to such an awful situation.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans. The Organizers have canceled all remaining events due to the loss.
[Image via AP Images.]
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