Another strong accident in MotoGP: Maverick Viñales throws the motorcycle on the straight at 210 km / h because the brakes were not working

Another strong accident in MotoGP: Maverick Viñales throws the motorcycle on the straight at 210 km / h because the brakes were not working

The Spaniard, who does not suffer injuries, had cold blood not to stay on the bike, which ended up in flames against the protections. Oliveira beat Espargaró and Miller in the last corner.

Another strong accident in MotoGP: Maverick Viñales throws the motorcycle on the straight at 210 km / h because the brakes were not working

On the way to the pits and with a red flag on the circuit, Fabio Quartararo seemed to ask Valentino Rossi if his brakes were also failing. That was the problem that forced Maverick Viñales to jump off the bike at more than 210 km / hour to avoid crashing. The Yamaha ended up being consumed in flames and more than one giving thanks because a miracle again prevented a misfortune in MotoGP.

Viñales was precisely the rider with Rossi who avoided the tragedy when Zarco and Morbidelli's bikes flew overhead just a week ago on the same circuit. This time, the brakes did not respond at the end of the home straight and luckily the Catalan was fast enough to jump off the bike in those thousandths of a second that it took him to get out of control.

Victory for Oliveira

The accident stopped a career that until that moment Joan Mir had commanded. The Mallorcan had come out with everything and was managing to keep Jack Miller at bay, but the red flag cut him off the pace and his reaction in the pits did not anticipate a good second half. The Australian, who took advantage of the parenthesis to visit the physios and treat the injury he is dragging on his right arm, immediately took first place from him.

If in the last Grand Prix the red flag had hurt Pol Espargaró , this time it was good for him to have the cards shuffled again. His first start from pole had not been a good one, but in this second he quickly caught up in Miller's wake and set up a sprint duel: 12 laps. So on the edge was Miller, so much did Espargaró defend himself in the first place, that from hand to hand Miguel Oliveira ended up winning. Espargaró and Miller went off the track at the last corner and the Portuguese, who had cut well on the inside, found the first Portuguese victory in the premier class at the plate.

The results tighten even more a World Championship in which no rider has yet taken the baton left by Marc Márquez . The farewell of the Cervera driver left the World Championship more open in recent times , but equality is coming down the line: after six races, Quartararo is the leader with only 70 points, little

more than 11 per appointment.

The bad luck of Jorge Martín

Bad day for the Spanish drivers at the Styria Grand Prix. A couple of hours before Espargaró's disappointment and the Viñales accident, Jorge Martín saw how he lost the victory in Moto2 as soon as he got to the pits for having stepped on the green zone on the last lap.

The scene was best explained by Marco Bezzecchi, who was glued to the Madrid wheel. The Italian had been coming up from behind with a very good rhythm, but he could not speed up the braking enough to overtake him, so he changed his plan: pressing to the limit to see Martin made a mistake on one of those times when he closed the door. And that time he arrived at the last corner: the Madrilenian left the track and, although he crossed the finish line first, he received the sanction when he reached the pits.

In Moto3 the victory went to Celestino Vietti and Albert Arenas , the best among the Spanish, finished fifth. The man from Girona continues to lead the World Cup with 106 points, and a good cushion on the second, the Japanese Ai Ogura (81).

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