Multiple times world campion Valentino Rossi avoided a possibly lethal accident at the Austrian MotoGP


Collision at 200mph between Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco in the run-up to turn 3 at the Red Bull Ring left unmanned motorbikes at high speed across the track at the Austrian MotoGP on Sunday. Franco Morbidelli was hurled from his bike and across the shale following the collision. Medical staff quickly rushed to the scene with stretchers and supplies.The motorbikes continued into spiralling turns, bounding down the track and into the path of fellow racers.Both men involved were able to walk away from the crash site before taking on treatment. Nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, 41, avoided a sickening high-speed collision and possibly lethal accident just millimeters away from being hit in the head. Footage from Rossi’s headcam shows just how close he was to being hit by the loose bike.


Morbidelli and Zarco are both conscious and in the medical center at the Red Bull Ring. When the race was restarted after a long delay, Valentino Rossi miraculously managed to put the near-death experience behind him to finish fifth. Andrea Dovisiozo won an eventful Austrian MotoGP for Ducati on Sunday. Ducati have won every race since the circuit was added to the calendar in 2016. A similarly scary incident occurred in the Moto2 category less than an hour earlier with five riders involved.