A sizeable fireball blasted out of the stricken bike of Dani Pedrosa who came off his bike on lap 27 coming around turn 3. The crash caused the marshals to immediately red flag the race.
Pedrosa’s bike was left in the middle of the track as the Spanish rider sat deadly still in hopes that he would not be run over.
But the rest of the pack still needed to come through. This unfortunately meant that Lorenzo Savadori flew straight into the forgotten bike at the edge of the apex.
The crash happened so quickly that poor Savadori had no time to react.
Savadori was sent flying over his handle bars and onto the tarmac. The remaining bike of Pedrosa was hit directly in the fuel tank causing a fire to erupt out of the bike into the air and then onto the circuit.
Pedrosa was unharmed and walked away from the incident, even restarting the race after the red flag on his spare bike and finishing 10th.
Whereas, Savadori needed to be stretchered off the track and was later sent for further checks at a nearby medical centre. His Aprilia team later confirmed via social media that the rider was OK.
Here is how the crash looked from the crowds perspective:
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