Maverick Vinales has demanded a change in the red bull color on turn three after being involved in a significant accident involving Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco during the Austrian MotoGP. Vinales Calls for Changes at Really Dangerous Turn.
The Yamaha rider providential suffered no damage when it was hit by both Yamaha and Zarco Ducati of Mori Morbidelli as they ran behind a speeding Turn 3 hairpin and collided with it.
Both bikes turned around inside the turn and at the top of the ridge where Vinales and teammate Valentino Rossi were positioned losing an inch of space when they collided at high speed.
The incident has sparked controversy over the layout of this part of the track — where a long uphill curve remains in front of the massive brake zone for motorcycle racing, especially if there is someone behind it. Accidents can happen fast, ahead of the Scottish ride.
For Vinales, who just insisted on how fortunate he was, he wanted to see the changes made to that part of the track, calling it dangerous.
“We were fortunate; that’s the most important thing. We were good. These things can happen in a race, and the danger is always there. And this corner, the third turn, we say every time it’s dangerous. It is needed because it’s easy to fall there.
During the post-race press conference after Andrei Dozioso, John Mir and Jack Miller, everyone has called for an amendment.
It is a view of the shares of Vinales, said to have had a “scary” moment during the morning heat before the race.
“I almost collapsed in the heat. I locked the front and walked a little towards the walls, and it was horrible”.
“But on the motorcycle, during the first race, I didn’t see anything, honestly. I just heard the itching sound of a crashed bike and then I felt the impact of Johann’s motorcycle hitting the wall.
“But on the motorcycle, during the first race, I didn’t see anything, honestly. I just heard the itching sound of the crashed motorcycle and then I felt the impact of John’s motorcycle hitting the wall.
“Then, when I saw, I saw a motorcycle coming towards me and I covered my head and the bike jumped. We were lucky, someone saved us, and that’s the most important thing.