Retired motorcycle racer Max Biaggi seriously injured
Former superbike champion and three-time MotoGP runner-up in hospital after crash while training near Rome
Retired motorcycle racer Max Biaggi has been seriously injured while training near Rome.
Italian media report that Biaggi was being treated for multiple injuries, including a broken shoulder, after being transported by helicopter from a track in Sagittario to Rome on Friday.
The ANSA news agency says the 45-year-old Biaggi was conscious after the accident.
Biaggi won World Superbikes titles in 2010 and 2012 and was also a four-time champion in the 250cc class of the MotoGP series. He was a three-time runner-up in the 500cc and MotoGP class.
He was training with two young Moto3 drivers that he manages.
The accident comes less than a month after former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle in Italy.