Moto GP rider Alex Marques somehow escapes unscathed after horror crash in Valencia as he is thrown over his motorbike at high speed but is able to walk away
- Alex Marquez had a massive highside crash in Q1 for the Valencian Grand Prix
- The 24-year-old Spaniard was thrown over his bike and somersaulted in the air
- The reigning Moto2 champion landed hard on the ground and slid off the track
- Luckily he was able to walk away and even get back on his bike moments later
Moto GP rider Alex Marquez was lucky to walk away from a horrific crash during qualifying for the Valencian Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old Spaniard lost control at high speed and was thrown over the handlebars of his motorbike, somersaulting in the air and landing on the ground hard.
The Repsol Honda driver landed on his coccyx first, flipped onto his shoulder and then face as he skidded off the track.
Alex Marquez had an horrific highside crash as he lost control and was thrown off his bike
Marquez was closely pursued by Brad Binder who had to slow down and take avoiding action
Marquez somersaulted through his air after he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike
The Spaniard landed hard on the ground sliding off the track as Binder drove around him
He was closely followed by South African rider Brad Binder who had to slow down quick and take avoiding action and was able to drive around the outside of Marquez on the outside of the circuit.
Paramedics were quickly onto the scene to rush to Marquez’s aide seconds after the high speed crash.
But in a relief to all, the younger brother of eight-time world champion Marc, was able was able to get to his feet and walk away.
Even more remarkably he returned to the track not long after he was sent somersaulting off his bike.
Franco Morbidelli took pole position for tomorrow’s race while Marquez will start from 20th position.
Marquez won the Moto2 World Championship in 2019 and is competing in his first year in MotoGP.
Marquez who is the reigning Moto 2 champion was able to walk away and get back on his bike
His brother and eight-time champion Marc is currently out for the season after his own crash
The Spaniard is currently 14th in the championship and is hoping to climb back up the standings after crashing out at the last two races.
His brother Marc is recovering from a broken humerus in his right arm after crashing in pursuit of in the season-opening race at Jerez in July.
Desperate to retain the MotoGP title which he has won six times in the last seven years, he attempted to race at the following Andalusian Grand Prix but pulled out and has since announced his intentions to return at the start of the 2021 season.