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History Looms Over Pecco’s Catalan Catastrophe

Championships often hinge on crashes. Usually in a bad way. It might happen again in 2023. Thanks to a horror crash in Catalunya, with an extraordinarily fortunate outcome.

Pecco Bagnaia led off the line through the first corner. Rivals and fans alike held their breath after witnessing the defending champion flung violently into the middle of the track in the subsequent left-hander, under the wheels of the pack.

Just four days after being carted off in an ambulance and transferred to the hospital for investigation, Francesco Bagnaia was back in the paddock and throwing a leg over his Lenovo Ducati. Photo: Gold & Goose

Bagnaia was massively lucky to escape with no broken bones after his horrible highside, not to me

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