Motorcycles Zarco and Morbidelli Okay After Horrifying MotoGP Crash

19:30  16 august  2020
19:30  16 august  2020 Source:   jalopnik.com

Morbidelli: “Someone needs to pay” for MotoGP horror crash

  Morbidelli: “Someone needs to pay” for MotoGP horror crash Franco Morbidelli says it’s become routine to brand collisions like his horrific shunt in the MotoGP Austrian GP a racing incident, but demands “someone needs to pay” for it. The Petronas SRT rider collided with the rear of Johann Zarco’s Avintia Ducati on the run through the fast Turn 2 kink during Sunday’s Red Bull Ring race, with both lucky to escape the violent crash unscathed.The two machines also narrowly avoided wiping out the Yamaha’s of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales in a sickening incident, which led to the race being halted.

Both Morbidelli and Zarco 's bikes were totally destroyed but they miraculously escaped without major injuries. With the two drivers thrown across the ground, both bikes are flung across the track at Marc Marquez breaks arm after flying off bike in horror crash at Spanish MotoGP with star set for surgery.

Morbidelli ’s and Zarco ’s bikes tumbled across the track, missing unsuspecting riders as they made the right turn. Zarco was able to walk away, and Morbidelli , while put on a stretcher at the scene, later walked to a nearby ambulance. As horrifying as these crashes looked, it's nothing short of a miracle

Just nine laps into MotoGP’s action-packed Austrian Grand Prix, a massive Turn 3 crash took out riders Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli. Both drivers were conscious and able to walk away of their own accord.

a man riding on the back of a motorcycle © Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP (Getty Images)

Zarco and Morbidelli appear to have touched coming into turn 4, with both riders running off. Morbidelli was thrown from his bike and somersaulted through the gravel. Both crashed bikes flew back onto the track, narrowly missing the Yamaha riders.

Rossi’s Take On Austrian MotoGP Crash

  Rossi’s Take On Austrian MotoGP Crash The Doctor shares his feelings about returning to the track after Zarco/ Morbidelli crash.Zarco always in the middle of controversial moments.

Terrifying scenes unfolded at the Austrian MotoGP , after a collision between and Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco saw two unmanned motor cycles 'Valentino Rossi definitely has someone looking over him': MotoGP legend narrowly avoids horror crash as collision between Franco Morbidelli and

Johann Zarco crashes at 300km/hr after contact with MotoGP World Champion Marq Marquez at Phillip Island Australia 2018.

The video is available here. There is also a view of Valentino Rossi narrowly missing the airborne bike here.

Zarco was examined at the trackside medical center and was deemed fit. Morbidelli’s team confirmed that his head, right shoulder, and right hand took the brunt of the crash but that he did not lose consciousness. A CT scan showed no major problems. He has been admitted to a local hospital for “minor treatments.”

It’s the second major crash of the weekend, with Moto2 championship leader Enea Bastianini crashing on lap four of the series’s race. Fellow rider Hafizh Syahrin then drove into the wayward bike. Thankfully, he only suffered some bruising. Two other riders were unable to take the restart after being struck by debris. That video is available here.

Andrea Dovizioso rode to the win after it was announced yesterday that he would not be returning to Ducati for 2021.

Zarco to miss Friday practice for Styrian GP .
Avintia Ducati rider Johann Zarco will miss the opening two practice sessions for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix on Friday after failing to meet the requirements to undergo the mandatory medical test ahead of the weekend. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Johann Zarco, Avintia Racing Zarco was involved in a 200mph crash with the Petronas Yamaha of Franco Morbidelli at Turn 3 of the Red Bull Ring last week, with his Ducati hitting the barrier and vaulting over the track. Morbidelli’s bike meanwhile slid back onto the track and nearly avoided the factory Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.

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