20 wiped out in MotoGP crash

MotoGP crash

WHEN MotoGP meets dominos!

Check out this crazy pile-up as over TWENTY racers were wiped out in one incident in the French Grand Prix

The bikers were competing in the Moto3 race at Le Mans before a terrible turn took out “nearly half” of them.

Footage shows several racers leaning into La Chapelle corner on the second lap.

Each biker looks in fine form as they round the turn.

But suddenly Championship leader Juan Mir falls, followed by Jorge Martin and Romano Fenati.

Within seconds, each racer falls from their bike and violently skids across the track as if they were on an ice rink.

Sparks fly and dust clouds rise from the gravel as the bikers desperately collect themselves and try to run out of the way as more and more racers and their bikes speed towards them.

It was later reported they had hit an oil spill. The race was red flagged and all riders and teams headed straight back to the Le Mans pits to try and get ready for the re-start. Out of the 31 riders who started the race, only eight were still upright and returned to the pits. There was also a crash on the opening turns off the start which involved four riders.

Jakub Kornfeil, who was involved in the first crash, appeared to remount his machine and ride back to the pits with fluid leaking from his machine. It would appear this is what triggered the crash.

All riders were checked and cleared, despite some having bikes run over the top of them from rivals.

The race was re-started with Juan Mir taking the race win after a day of high drama.

Phil Lanning

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