MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy -- The Italian motorcycling federation says rider Emanuele Cassani has died after being involved in a crash at the Coppa Italia season opener.
Cassani skidded and was hit by two other riders shortly after the start of his race on Sunday.
The FMI says the 25-year-old Cassani received immediate medical attention but died because of the injuries he sustained.
One of the other riders involved was flown to a hospital, but his injuries are not serious.
The incident happened at the Misano circuit named after MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, who died after a crash at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.