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Old 07-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #1
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Cry WSS rider Andrea Antonelli laid to rest in Italy

Ciao Andrea (always with us)




A large crowd gathered Thursday in Castiglione del Lago to give a final farewell to Andrea Antonelli. The unfortunate motorcyclist died after a terrible accident that occurred in last Sunday's wet race around the Moscow Raceway, in the first lap of Supersport World Championship.The Italian falling from his GoEleven Kawasaki before being struck by the unsighted Lorenzo Zanetti moments later.

The funeral was performed by Monsignor Giuseppe Chiaretti, Archbishop of Perugia, at the sports ground of Sanfatucchio.

More than 5,000 people travelled to the small town to bid their final farewell to the late 25-year-old, including Marco Melandri, Michel Fabrizio, Alex Polita, Lorenzo Zanetti, Massimo Roccoli, Luca Scassa, Raffaele De Rosa, Pierfranceso Chili and Fabrizio Pirovano.

Zanetti had a very touching embrace with Andrea's father Arnaldo Antonelli.

On the coffin of Andrea
were white flowers, a sign of the purity of a life too young, and a shirt with his name and the number eight, which had marked his entire career. Beside the altar also was his bike, his helmet and his suit.

At the entrance to the stadium the coffin was carried by hand and was greeted by a big round of applause to all the people present and to greet this guy who is gone too soon. His family along with some friends who wore a T-shirt with the inscription: "always with us."


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Old 07-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
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World Superbike racer Sylvain Guintoli remembers Andrea Antonelli at pre-race press release in Northamptonshire, England:

“One of us is gone in Moscow, raising many thoughts and feelings. Racing bikes is our job but also our passion and has a big part in our hearts and lives. Silverstone is going to be an emotional race, all our thoughts to his family. R.I.P Andrea Antonelli”.
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