Anthony Goberts, the charismatic and controversial former SBK and 500 rider, has died

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Anthony Gobert He has left us. The man who was a promising figure in Australian motorcycling died after several days in palliative care in hospital, according to a statement released only by his family.

Aaron, Anthony’s brother, was announced on the 10th as the first 48 years He is living his last days due to a terminal illness, without specifying what illness. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Anthony is in palliative care in hospital and is in the final stages of his life, after a short illness.”

The young and attractive pilot from Greenacre, in New South Wales (Australia), He arrived at the SBK World Championship in 1994 when he was just 19 years old.rode Honda in the Japanese races, achieving 6th place. At the end of the season and on a Kawasaki he won at Phillip Island, being the youngest SBK rider to do so.

The following year (1995) he achieved two victories and He finished 4th in the SBK World Championship.

In 1997 he signed for Suzuki to compete in the 500 World Championship. After testing positive for marijuana in a drug test, he was suspended until the following year.

In the following years, Gobert’s life moved between racing and controversy, and he was fired from the MZ Weber 500 World Championship team for indiscipline.

Anthony, unable to handle the fame and pressure, turned to drugs and alcohol, including prison. His sports career definitely ended in 2007.

His brother Aaron has been taking care of him in recent years, and Anthony seems to have recovered from his addictions. Unfortunately, he did not overcome his illness.

Rest in peace, Anthony.

Source: La Verdad

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