Valentino Rossi emerges unscathed after horror crash at Austrian GP
The Italian looked visibly shaken after the incident
Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi somehow emerged unscathed after a horror crash during the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 41-year-old was pictured looking dazed and shaken after he narrowly avoided being struck by two flying bikes in the aftermath of a collision involving Johann Zarco and Franky Morbidelli on the third turn of the track.
RED FLAG 🚩
HUGE CRASH involving @JohannZarco1 and @FrankyMorbido12 at Turn 3! Both riders are conscious 💥#AustrianGP 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/3vewoqXvJG
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) August 16, 2020
Footage of the crash shows two of the bikes missing Rossi's head by split seconds, just seconds apart.
On-board footage from a camera on Rossi's own bike also shows both vehicles coming within feet of him.
Afterwards, Rossi, who is widely considered one of the greatest MotoGP riders of all time, could be seen sitting in his garage trying to wrap his head around what had just happened.
Someone was looking out for this man today 🙏
Valentino Rossi escaped unharmed.#AustrianGP pic.twitter.com/GxWutNtNMj
— MotoGP on BT Sport (@btsportmotogp) August 16, 2020
Following the incident, social media was full of messages from well wishers, as well as those wondering just how he'd managed to emerge unscathed.
I can't imagine how it must feel, especially for Rossi and Vinales to have seen a dozen times that they luckily escaped the worst and then have to go back riding five minutes later
— Kelly 🛫 🇧🇪 (@missvaro) August 16, 2020