Austrian MotoGP sees Valentino Rossi in terrifying crash


The Austrian MotoGP race at the Red Bull Ring was inches from a horrific tragedy as TWO flying bikes narrowly missed MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and his teammate Maverick Vinales after a terrifying crash.

The crash itself involved Italian rider Franco Morbidelli and Frenchman Johann Zarco, whose bike tangled at the fastest part of the circuit with the two bikes at 200 miles per hour.

The two riders fell to the floor and slid into the grass, while their bikes hurtled towards the corner and flew through the air, missing Rossi and Vinales by mere inches.

The crash instantly forced the race to be red-flagged, and Rossi returned to his pit garage looking visibly shaken.

Various camera angles showed the scale of the crash, and highlighted just how close Rossi was to being struck by both flying bikes which narrowly missed the Italian legend.