Race after a serious accident with Pedrosa. canceled

In the third lap of the 27-lap Red Bull Ring race, KTM Wildcard Pedrosa lost the front end of his RC16 in the right-hand corner of Turn 3 while it was being drivenand 12NS.

The Spaniard’s battered KTM was stranded on the left on the racing line and Aprilias Savadori couldn’t do anything about it.

Savadori beat the KTM and the bike went up in flames, which spread across the track at Turn 3 and immediately brought out the red flags.

Pedrosa quickly rose from his fall while Savadori was seen getting away from the incident despite having to be taken away on a stretcher. Savadori sat on the side of the platform and spoke to the medical staff.

Dani Pedrosa motorcycle, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing after his crash

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MotoGP has since confirmed that Savadori has been taken to the medical center for further examinations, while Pedrosa is allowed to restart the race on his replacement bike.

When it came to the red flag, it was Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia who led the field ahead of Pramac poleman Jorge Martin.

The race will restart over 26 laps and the starting order will be the same as the original start, with Martin on pole from Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo.

This is the third MotoGP race in a row at the Red Bull Ring to be interrupted after serious incidents.

The 2020 Austrian GP was canceled with the red flag after a terrible collision between Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco, in which both motorcycles almost hit Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.

At the Styrian GP the following week, a brake failure for Maverick Vinales at Turn 1 forced him to jump at 140 mph, causing his Yamaha to crash into the air fence and go up in flames.

Crash in turn 2

Crash in turn 2

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