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16th Aug 2020

Valentino Rossi emerges unscathed after horror crash at Austrian GP

Wayne Farry

Valentino Rossi

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.

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.

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.