- May 15, 2017
Race 1 of the Imola WSB round on Saturday was halted by a red flag following a fiery crash involving Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty. As you can see in the video below, Alex Lowes’ Yamaha forces Laverty wide in a high speed corner with the impact between the two bikes resulting in the severing of Laverty’s front brake line.
Heading directly toward a wall at over 150 mph, Laverty had the sense to bail off his bike. As the bike exploded against the wall, Laverty safely slid through the gravel trap. He received only minor injuries, and raced on Sunday where he finished seventh. Here is the video:
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