Both riders took the restart, with Rossi putting the occurrence to the back of his mind and ending up fifth. “You need to respect the other riders that are on track with you, because we cant forget this sport is very hazardous– specifically in a track where you have long straights and you always go 300km/h. “What I said is that also from the small classes, you have a lot of riders who close the door when braking. “Zarco is really broad and braking in the face of Franco, possibly to not let Franco overtake in braking. The security of the Red Bull Ring circuit has actually come into question in light of the occurrence, and while Rossi believes the track is hazardous, he thinks a lack of regard between riders is more harmful.
Rossi was very lucky to have not been collected by Franco Morbidellis flying Petronas Yamaha on lap nine of the Red Bull Ring race, after contact with Johann Zarco at Turn 2 sent both down in a frightening mishap. Zarcos Avintia Ducati was vaulted over the track at Turn 3 when it struck the air fence, while Morbidellis bike simply slotted in between Rossi and Maverick Vinales makers. Both riders took the reboot, with Rossi putting the event to the back of his mind and completing 5th. When asked about the event, Rossi stated: “It was so frightening, was terrifying. “For me, now everybody is very aggressive however likewise from the small classes. Since you play a lot, I can understand. For me its important that we dont overemphasize [ the hostility] “You need to respect the other riders that are on track with you, because we cant forget this sport is really hazardous– specifically in a track where you have long straights and you constantly go 300km/h. “What I stated is that also from the little classes, you have a great deal of riders who close the door when braking. “Zarco is very wide and braking in the face of Franco, possibly to not let Franco surpass in braking. “But it was too close, and when we are at 300km/h we have a lot of slipstream and Franco had no opportunity to brake. “We risk a lot, especially me and Maverick. This could have been a potential catastrophe. “I spoke to Zarco, I said this to him, and he said he didnt do it purposely. “But anyhow, aggressive is great, however braking in the face of other riders specifically at 300km/h is a prospective disaster.” Read Also: Morbidelli was required to the medical centre for checks, but initial scans revealed no major injuries. The security of the Red Bull Ring circuit has actually entered concern in light of the incident, and while Rossi thinks the track threatens, he believes an absence of respect between riders is more hazardous. “I believe the Red Bull Ring is a bit dangerous in some places, especially when you have a difficult braking from 300km/h to 50km/h, and in the hairpin [at Turn3] you have to go in the opposite direction,” he included. ” This is a potentially harmful location. “But I think more is the [lack of] respect between the riders. This is more hazardous than the track I believe.” Johann Zarco, Avintia Racing crash Photo by: Gold and Goose/ Motorsport Images