MotoGP ace Johann Zarco was wiped out by Iker Lecuona’s bike in a horrific incident.
Danilo Petrucci went sliding off at Turn 6 and Zarco followed him a few seconds later.
The Frenchman appeared unscathed and was trudging through the gravel pit.
But just moments later, Lecuona also lost control and has bike came flying toward Zarco who had his back turned.
The stricken KTM clipped Zarco around the ankles and sent him flying into the air.
Stewards rushed to the experienced star’s aid and he was stretchered off.
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He was later spotted on a scooter leaving the medical centre and could be seen relaxing in the LCR Honda garage.
“That could quite have easily broken both of his legs,” said Neil Hodgson on commentary.
“Do not walk off without taking a look,” addedKeith Huewen.
Zarco had been tipped to replace Jorge Lorenzo at Repsol Honda.
However, Alex Marquez to the factory team now appears to be a done deal.
Marc Marquez claimed he’s not bothered who he shares a garage with, though.
“In the end I am professional and maybe my team-mate for next year can be the Moto2 world champion.
“It doesn’t matter who it is. That’s the way,” he said.
“I know there are other riders too and it is not in my hands.
“Before it was [Dani] Pedrosa, now Lorenzo, in the future I don’t know but my target will be to win the world championship and do my best on my side of the box it doesn’t matter who is my team-mate.”
Marquez secured another win in Valencia this afternoon.
Fabio Quartararo was second and Jack Miller grabbed the final podium place.
- Jorge Lorenzo
- Marc Marquez
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