MotoGP racer jumps from the wheel at 210 km / h, survived

MotoGP racer Maverick Vinales got lucky when he had to jump off his bike at 210 km / h after the brakes failed. The incident occurred during the Syrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Spaniard later said that “luckily” he was fine.

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It all happened when Vinales was about to turn a corner on lap 17 of the race. He discovered that the brakes on his Yamaha M1 had failed. Since Vinales suspected an impending high-speed crash, he had no choice but to jump off his bike. It skidded on the asphalt for a while before coming to a stop. However, the Yamaha M1 crashed into a wall and a few moments later went up in flames.

“The fall today was amazing. I’ve never had the feeling that I completely lose the brakes and have to jump off,” the 25-year-old racing driver is quoted by the AFP news agency.

“I understand how it happened, the brakes overheated, but that’s certainly not a general problem. Fortunately I’m fine. That’s the most important thing. I’ll be 100% fit again (for the next race) at Misano. ” “

This is the second time within a week that Vinales has managed to avoid a serious accident on the tracks. When Johann Zarco’s Ducati collided with Franco Morbidelli’s Yamaha at the MotoGP of Austria last weekend, Vinales had his first escape. When the two motorcycles collided at 300 km / h, they became fatal projectiles for other racing drivers. They narrowly missed Vinales’ bike and teammate Valentino Rossi.

“Fortunately, Maverick was able to jump off the bike in time, that was a very scary moment,” Rossi is quoted by AFP as saying. “On the last two weekends we were at the limit with the brakes.”