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2020-07-27 17:21

Sean Parker

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Albert Arenas crash. Image: MotoGP / Twitter

• Several crashes at this weekend's Andalusia MotoGP. 

• Marc Marquez withdrew after just one lap in the qualifying session. 

• South Africa's Brad Binder suffered a massive high-side, and Moto3 rider Albert Arenas came off his bike.


Local MotoGP fans were glued to the premier class race and witnessed South Africa's Brad Binder take part in his second race. 

He ran into trouble early in the race when his Red Bull KTM Tech 3 team mate Miguel Oliveira was knocked off his bike and the KTM careered towards the South African. He took the knock and rejoined the race. 

Unfortunately his race ended with a massive high-side at Turn 13.

"I kept working and pushing and coming into the last corner I tucked the front and I tried to pick it up but it gripped and highsided. Luckily I’m OK and we’ll try again next time," Binder told Crash.net

Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo won his second consecutive MotoGP race ahead of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. 

It wasn't the only crash of the weekend, in fact in the Moto3 race Albert Arenas, also on a KTM, had a huge crash that sent him and his bike flying off the track. 

The championship leader's KTM left his grasp and the momentum flung him into a several flips. The 23-year-old miraculously escaped without any serious injury. He tweeted on Monday morning: "Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn."

He was taken to a medical centre and it was confirmed he suffered a sprained ankle and bruising. It's one of several high profile crashes since the season began in Jerez, Spain a fortnight ago. 

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez suffered a broken arm in the first race of the delayed season. The Spanish rider underwent surgery last Tuesday and was declared fit to take part in this weekend's GP. 

On Saturday during qualifying he withdrew from the GP after he noticed the declining strength in his elbow. 

The Moto3 race was won by Tatsuki Suzuki on the Honda with Brad's brother Darryn grabbing fourth place. 

The next race is set for 9 August at the Masaryk Circuit for the Czech Republic GP. 

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