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San Marino 2017 GP Breaks the Crash Record

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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The 13th series of San Marino 2017 GP during the last weekend turned out to be a new record of crash throughout the history of MotoGP racing.

There are 140 crashes recorded during the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano circuit, September 8-10, 2017.

The 140 crashes during the San Marino GP surpasses the previous record of 130 crashes which belonged to the Portuguese GP at the 2010 Estoril Circuit. 

Quoted from the Autosport, more than half of the San Marino GP crashes occurred in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes, while of the 23 riders in MotoGP there are only 17 who made it through the finish line.

A significant change in weather conditions between qualifying and race day contributed to the high number of falls during the warm-up session (26 times) and races (54 times).

The 80 crashes recorded  on the San Marino GP race day only lost to the French GP at Le Mans (94 times) and Dutch GP at Circuit Assen (91 times) this season.

However, the San Marino GP remains superior to the number of races over three days. Autosport said more than half of the San Marino GP crashes occured in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes.