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.