Saturday 18 November 2017

The Moto3 French Grand Prix was a picture of chaos as riders slid off the track

Hopefully no-one was seriously hurt.

By Max McLean

Fans of motorbike racing are used to seeing riders fall off their vehicles but the French Grand Prix took that to another level.

At turn six on the second lap of the Moto3 race at Le Mans, one rider went down and was followed by an incredible number of others.

Unbelievable. With the race barely a lap old, the commentators suspected some leaked oil had caused the incident that saw a huge group of riders hit the deck.

It does not get better from a different angle.

Bikes going into bikes, bikes going into people – it’s a horrific watch.

The race was obviously red-flagged while several riders, including eventual race-winner Joan Mir, went to be checked over after the incident.

Very scary stuff.

Press Association

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