Watch video: Bet you’ve never seen this many racing motorcycles go down at once

It turned out to be quite a domino effect. One rider fell as his motorcycle's wheel lost grip on turn six, followed by almost everyone else.

By: | Published: May 28, 2017 10:30 AM

How many riders do you think fell during one race that it made a headline. Brace yourself.. a total of 20 competing riders fell during a Moto3 race. The French Grand Prix had to be suspended post the massive crash in the second round. The riders you'll see in the video all fell on the same curve, where five others had slipped a lap before.

When one falls, we presume that it may have been the rider's fault, but so many fall on the same corner and there is no denying that there is perhaps a fault in the track.

Five riders had gone down before this humongous crash, hence the second one was also accentuated by probable oil spill from the first crash. It turned out to be quite a domino effect. One rider fell as his motorcycle's wheel lost grip on turn six, followed by almost everyone else.

No one was hurt fortunately, other than a few cuts and scrapes, especially to those who fell in way of a sliding motorcycle. Nearly all of them returned to the exit half an hour later.

After the stewards hustled to clear and clean the track, the race was back on, with only one rider not running again. Moto3 points leader Joan Mir extended his lead at the top of the standings, winning the crash-filled Le Mans race. Mir from Spain - who was hit by an incoming bike - was also among those who went for a check-up with doctors.

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    Naren
    May 28, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    It is simply because of bad racing track which is probably designed by a novice civil engineer. Something to do with wrong banking of the racing track. Banking of Roads. The phenomenon of raising outer edge of the curved road above the inner edge is to provide necessary centripetal force to the vehicles to take a safer turn and the curved road is called Banking of Roads
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