Pit crash prompts safety concerns

Motorcycle News (UK) - - SPORT -

A col­li­sion be­tween Aleix Es­par­garó and An­drea Ian­none dur­ing Sun­day’s chaotic flag-to-flag pit stops at Brno has prompted a dis­cus­sion about the dan­gers associated with hav­ing up to 25 Mo­togp ma­chines div­ing in and out of pit lane at the same time.

The crash hap­pened when Es­par­garó’s Aprilia crew re­leased him on his sec­ond bike into pit lane, fail­ing to see Ian­none swoop­ing into his own garage thanks to the po­si­tion of other ma­chines block­ing their line of sight. Ian­none col­lided with the Aprilia, fall­ing from his own bike and knock­ing over both a num­ber of crew and his team-mate Alex Rins’ sec­ond GSX-RR.

The Spa­niard held his hands up af­ter the crash and ad­mit­ted that the blame laid firmly with him and his Aprilia crew, apol­o­gis­ing to Ian­none

Es­par­garo wants a rule re­form

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