WATCH: MotoGP veteran Valentino Rossi gets extremely lucky to have not been collected by Franco Morbidelli’s flying Petronas Yamaha on lap nine of the recent Austrian Grand Prix after contact with Johann Zarco at Turn 2 sent both down in a frightening accident.
The race was red flagged and eventually won by Andrea Dovizioso who recently confirmed his split from Ducati.
“It was so scary, was terrifying,” said Rossi. “For me, now everybody is very aggressive but also from the small classes. I can understand because you play a lot. But for me it’s important that we don’t exaggerate [the aggression].
“You need to respect the other riders that are on track with you, because we can’t forget this sport is very dangerous – especially in a track where you have long straights and you always go 300km/h.”
MotoGP will return to the Red Bull RIng next weekend for the Styrian Grand Prix.