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Styrian Grand Prix halted as crashed bikes burns | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Marshals attend to Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Dani Pedrosa’s bike because it’s on hearth after crashing throughout the Styrian Grand Prix. (Reuters Picture)

The Styrian Grand Prix was halted after two laps following a spectacular crash involving Spaniard Dani Pedrosa and Italian Lorenzo Savadori on Sunday.

Tv footage confirmed Pedrosa crashing first after which Savadori using his Aprilia into the downed KTM.

The bikes got here to relaxation in the course of the observe and caught hearth.

Pedrosa, returning to MotoGP after two years as a check rider, walked away however Savadori was evacuated on a stretcher though clearly aware.

Burning gasoline unfold throughout the observe earlier than marshalls put out the blaze. They then needed to scrub away the particles and extinguisher fluid and blow-dry the observe.

As a result of the crash occurred within the first three laps, the race was as a result of restart from the grid with riders of their unique positions. The race was lowered to 27 laps.

The delayed begin elevated the possibilities of a thunderstorm hitting earlier than the tip of the race.

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