The bumpy second free practice session of Moto2 of the French GP finished with spanish Jorge Martin as the fastest rider, but also left the chilling fall of Luca Marini, World Cup leader in the category and brother of Valentino Rossi.
Marini arrived, winner in Barcelona, he arrived at Le Mans with 20 points of advantage over the second classified, Enea Bastiniani, but suffered a severe setback as he suffered a spectacular crash at Turn 5, after the Dunlop arc, which set off the alarms.
The pilot of the SKY Racing Team VR46 He already hit the ground in the morning round, a few meters after hitting the track, at Turn 4, after leaving the pit lane, but the worst came in the afternoon, after a violent ‘high side’ that made him fly away.
Marini fell on her left leg, but, as far as possible, she was lucky because Remy Gardner, who was coming from behind, was able to avoid him. Of course, the FP2 stopped by red flag to clean the track while the Italian was transferred to the circuit clinic. Valentino Rossi and other members of the team went there in whose box they demonstrated clear signs of concern by the Tavullia pilot.
TREMENDOUS! 😱 The fall of @ Luca_Marini_97 that caused the RED FLAG in the FP2 of Moto2 😯
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) October 9, 2020
In any case, the tests to which he was subjected were not conclusive, so it was transferred to a hospital in Le Mans in ambulance, with the suspicion that he suffers a fractured left ankle. If confirmed, it would be a blow because they are going to play three races in a row and your aspirations would be seriously affected.
The anecdote of the incident was starred by Valentino Rossi, since the cameras captured him complaining about the tires of Moto2: “What the hell are you wearing?” he commented in reference to the Dunlop, harder and less evolved than the Michelin used in MotoGP.