Former grand prix motorcycle racer Doriano Romboni died Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in a Supermoto crash in Latina, Italy.
Romboni was taking part in the second annual ‘Sic Supermoto Day’ when he was struck by another rider after crashing during the second practice session.
The 45-year-old was airlifted to Santa Maria Goretti hospital in the Latina area where he succumbed to his injuries later in the afternoon.
Romboni, a six-time Grand Prix winner across the 125 and 250 classes, was one of the many stars taking part in this weekend’s event held in memory of the late Marco Simoncelli – who was killed in a 2011 MotoGP crash in Sepang.
Romboni finished fourth in both the 125 and 250 World Championships before moving up to the premier MotoGP class in 1996. The Italian rider scored a best finish of third in the 1997 Dutch TT at Assen with Aprilia.
Very sad to hear the news of Doriano Romboni.. Grew up watching him when I was a kid, such a great rider. Prayers to his family and friends
— Ben Spies (@BenSpies11) November 30, 2013
Really sad to hear Doriano Romboni passing away. My thoughts are with his family and friends , RIP
— Cal Crutchlow (@calcrutchlow) November 30, 2013
RIP Doriano Rombon. I watched him win the 250 USGP live at Laguna. Thoughts with his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/4nSPyh3TJA
— Nicky Hayden (@NickyHayden) November 30, 2013
Very sad for Doriano Romboni.I haven’t words,looks incredible…My first suit leather was a replica of one of him…RIP
— Alvaro Bautista Arce (@19Bautista) November 30, 2013
Terrible news about Doriano Romboni… Tragedy at the Sic Supermoto event. Thoughts out to his family and everyone there, RIP.
— Gavin Emmett (@gavinemmett) November 30, 2013
Doriano Romboni, Marco Simoncelli, MotoGP
Very sad news of Doriano Romboni, this is how I remember him.. an awesome 250GP rider. pic.twitter.com/tsVVipjTZ3
— Glen Richards (@glenrichards75) November 30, 2013