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De Angelis announces retirement and move into team management

Italian Alex De Angelis has announced he will retire at the end of this season and move into team management with the Roc & Dea squad in WorldSSP300.

De Angelis in his long career was a leading 125 rider, where he was “Rookie of the Year” in 2000 and vice world champion in 2002. He moved to 250GP 250 where he raced for Aprilia Racing fighting with the best riders in the world in the category from 2003 to 2006, obtaining podiums and victories.

"Saying goodbye to the MotoGP tracks, to the paddock, to my colleagues and everything that was my home for twenty years is absolutely not easy. The most important parenthesis of my life comes to an end with the 2020 final round of MotoE at Le Mans," he said.


"Twenty years as a professional rider in the World Championship: victories, podiums, joys and sorrows but, above all, half of my life spent traveling around the world at full speed.

"Now I am an adult, I am a team manager, a federal instructor, I work on TV, I teach people how to ride a motorcycle on track safely and having fun. Many commitments that however do not make me forget that I am first of all (and forever) a rider.

"Regrets? No, at all. I have had a career that I think is incredible, I have met incredible people and I have seen beautiful countries, many different worlds that have enriched me over the years.

"When I started I was 15-years-old with a pageboy weird haircut and a great desire to "open the gas". Now I am a man with some wrinkles but the desire to "open the gas" has remained the same, even if in other fields and with a different spirit.

"A dutiful thank you goes to all those who believed in me, first of all my family, to all the extraordinary people who worked with me, to my friends and my fans for always supporting me."

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