Doriano Romboni was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

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 – who was killed in a 2011 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.

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