Stefano Bianco Bio – Wiki
Stefano Bianco was a 34-years-old Italian motorcycle racer. He has died as a result of a traffic accident while riding his motorcycle. He competed in the 125cc World Championship, the 250cc World Championship and the European Superstock 1000 Championship.
Earlier Life & Career
He was born on 27 October 1985 in Chivasso, Italy. Bianco climbed a 125 in just 15 years and 2 days, an absolute record in 2000. From 2002 to 2008 he competed with Aprilia and Gilera in 125 and 250.
It was precisely in 2002 when Bianco’s first full season in the World Cup came after an excellent result in the European Championship in the previous year, a contest won in 2001 by Andrea Dovizioso. Bianco disputed 2002 with Aprilia and 2003 with Gilera, but in neither of the two seasons did he achieve the expected results.
Bianco came to have the record of having been the youngest rider in history to debut in the World Cup, something he did at the 2000 Australian GP at the age of 15 years and two days. On that occasion, the Italian participated as a substitute for Mirko Giansanti. That brand of younger rookie would be beaten in 2002 by Jorge Lorenzo, whose official premiere came at the age of 15 and one days at the 2002 Spanish GP.
Stefano Bianco died this Wednesday, the victim of an accident in Leini, in Turin. The motorcycle rider, who was 34 years old, died in a crash at the Bar Mirage in Via Torino, according to La Repubblica, which also involved a van and a car.
The first reconstructions suggest that Bianco would have collided with his Honda Cbr 600 with the truck, which would have led him to collide with the other vehicle, a Fiat Panda, that was behind the truck.
Bianco, a native of Chivasso, had made a name for himself by becoming the youngest rider – Jorge Lorenzo surpassed him in his day – to debut in the 125cc category of the Motorcycle World Championship. There he competed with Aprilia, Gilera and Honda, as well as later on Superbikes.