Catalan GP stopped after scary pile-up, Bagnaia highside at start
The 24-lap race in Barcelona on Sunday was stopped after two major incidents in the first two corners. The first incident was caused by Enea Bastianini of Ducati, crashing into Johann Zarco of Pramac Ducati in Turn 1, which then involved Fabio Di Giannantonio and Alex Marquez of Gresini Ducati, as well as Marco Bezzecchi of VR46 Ducati. Fortunately, all riders involved seemed to be uninjured. However, at Turn 2, championship leader Bagnaia suffered a serious highside and crashed on his own. He was then hit by Brad Binder of KTM, who was unable to avoid running over Bagnaia’s leg. The race was immediately red-flagged, and Bagnaia received immediate medical attention. The race will be restarted, with a quick restart procedure at 2:21pm local time, and will now consist of 23 laps. Additionally, Bastianini will have to serve a penalty for causing the Turn 1 incident.