Uncini has safety car mishap

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

For­mer world cham­pion and FIM safety of­fi­cer Franco Uncini had an un­for­tu­nate end to his Span­ish Grand Prix early on Sun­day morn­ing, when he crashed heav­ily on a sight­ing lap in the BMW M5 safety car shortly af­ter warm-up.

Los­ing con­trol of the 575bhp car on the exit of turn five onto the back straight, the Italian leg­end ploughed into the tyre wall, leav­ing him­self with bro­ken ribs and a pas­sen­ger in the car need­ing treat­ment for a bro­ken arm.

The in­ci­dent may well raise more ques­tions about the con­duct of those driv­ing the Mo­togp safety cars, which have suf­fered nu­mer­ous high-speed ac­ci­dents dur­ing sight­ing laps in re­cent sea­sons, most re­cently at Sil­ver­stone last year.

‘Los­ing con­trol of the 575bhp BMW, he ploughed into the tyre wall

The not-so safety car. Some­how we don’t think thats’ go­ing to pol­ish out

Uncini ended up with bro­ken ribs

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