The Luck of Valentino Rossi
After the long break from racing, the Moto-GP racing series is back on the world’s tracks. Of course, the Dottore is also there. Valentino Rossi caused quite a stir at the Spielberg Austrian circle but in a different form this time. The pictures of his near-crash in the race went around the world and became viral immediately. The veteran of Moto-GP was incredibly lucky and had no scratch after. What happened there? Franco Morbidelli’s and Johann Zarco’s two machines touched the race in Austria, which was part of the World Championship. That happened when braking into a banked curve. Both drivers fell and landed in the gravel.
Speed of 300 Km/h and Accident
But their motorcycles just drove on without a driver and were catapulted through the air. It all happened at an incredible speed of 300 kilometers per hour. In this spectacular crash, Morbidelli’s Yamaha bike flew between Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Italian motorsport legend Valentino Rossi was incredibly lucky as the motorbike flew just a foot away from his head. It is hard to imagine what would have happened if Rossi had been only 18 thousandth seconds faster. Accordingly, the Dottore was angry after the race and asked his colleagues to be more sensible.
Like A Helikopter
After the race, he pointed out that motorbikes are ultimately projectiles at these high speeds. This time, the limits were exceeded according to the 41-year-old Italian. He also referred to the lack of respect amongst all drivers of the competition. Such behavior inevitably leads to even more risky situations in the race. But that was far from the end of Rossi. He also massively criticized the Red Bull Circus in Austria. There is still a lot of catching up to do in terms of security. When Franco Morbidelli’s motorbike flew so close to him, Rossi initially thought of a helicopter. During the press conference after the competition, he described the accident as a scary and terrible experience that was so close to a disaster. After 20 years as a driver, he had already seen a lot, but this incident was something new for him too. Despite being incredibly lucky, he doesn’t want to tick off this incident.
The Management Works On A Solution
This accident initiated a new security debate. The focus of the discussion about the Racetrack lies in turn number three of the high-speed circuit in Spielberg. That was already considered dangerous by some drivers. Now, their arguments have taken on the new explosive force. Some drivers also criticize the more than 50 percent full-throttle portion of the route. They believe that the only way to defuse the situation is to change the route radically. The road curves are particularly dangerous during the rainy days. The racing management is aware that everyone who has been involved in this accident had a guardian angel. They now want to analyze what happened, check the data, and talk to the drivers. That should result in a solution that everyone would be happy with.