Should the Barcelona start be moved after Catalunya carnage?

Should the Barcelona start be moved after Catalunya carnage?
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Should the Barcelona start be moved after Catalunya carnage?

In the previous MotoGP races at Catalunya, there have been multiple incidents at the first corner, resulting in several riders being taken out. Last year, it was Takaaki Nakagami who caused a crash, and this year it was Enea Bastianini who ran out of room and caused a chain reaction crash involving Johann Zarco, Alex Marquez, Fabio di Giannantonio, and Marco Bezzecchi. Bastianini suffered fractures to his hand and ankle as a result. Additionally, in a separate incident, Francesco Bagnaia, Bastianini’s teammate, crashed from the lead and was hit by Brad Binder. Fortunately, Bagnaia escaped without any fractures. This is the second MotoGP event in a row with a first-turn accident after a similar incident in Austria. Some riders suggested that moving the start line closer to the first corner could make it safer, as the long drag to the first chicane allows for position changes and increases the likelihood of accidents. Franco Morbidelli and Jack Miller were among those in favor of this change. Fabio Quartararo mentioned that finding a proper braking marker for the start is challenging since the brake point is different from a regular flying lap. Overall, riders have divided opinions on the factors contributing to these incidents and potential solutions to reduce them in the future.

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Source: Crash.net

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