MotoGP Spielberg: Red flag & orange dreams

12 meters more security. 12 meters more air fence, more safety fence, more tire stacks. More safety in a dangerous sport. It is only a small modification, but it should give the drivers a little more safety. Nobody wanted to experience an accident like last weekend again. No red flag should be shown on Sunday, and yet it happened.

On lap 14, Maverick Vinales raised his hand, but kept going. He realised something was wrong, but he kept going. He had no idea what was going to happen. A few minutes went by and you could see Vinales’ burning Yamaha lying in the broken Air-Fence. Luckily nothing happened to Vinales. He jumped out in time. His Yamaha didn’t seem to brake anymore and crashed straight into the Air-Fence. The bike burned brightly and the race had to be stopped. What a shock moment and what a right decision by Vinales. He couldn’t do anything and still did everything right. At over 200km/h he had to jump off.

On the entrance to the pit lane Fabio Quartararo apparently asked Valentino Rossi about his front brake. This scene spoke volumes. Apparently not only Maverick Vinales had problems with the front brake. Quartararo and Rossi also seemed to have a bad feeling. Is this now a new problem for Yamaha? At the beginning of the season it was the engine. Is it now the front brake? Oh man, the Yamaha 2020 has the worm in it.

It’s quite different with KTM. For the factory, the teams and the riders this weekend a dream came true. In addition to Pol Espargaro’s first pole for KTM, Tech3 rider Miguel Oliveira won on Sunday. He was the laughing third, in a thrilling duel between Jack Miller and Pol Espargaro. The Portuguese rider celebrates his first MotoGP victory. He has made history with this victory. Not only for himself, but also for Portugal and KTM. What a weekend. The first KTM Pole. The first KTM victory. It couldn’t have come better and nobody deserves it more. They worked, they earned it. Welcome to MotoGP, we can count on them more often now.

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