MotoGP riders split on what's to blame for Barcelona Turn 1 pile-up
Last Sunday at the Barcelona race, Ducati rider Bastianini crashed at Turn 1 while trying to recover from 14th place due to a grid penalty. He caused a collision with several other Ducati riders, including Zarco, Bezzecchi, Di Giannantonio, and Marquez. Bastianini suffered fractures in his ankle and hand, requiring surgery and ruling him out of the San Marino GP. This incident follows a similar multi-rider crash at Turn 1 in Austria and is not the first time it has happened in Barcelona. Some suggest that moving the startline closer to the first corner could help prevent these incidents, as braking at high speed on the long straight is challenging. However, others argue that it is the responsibility of the riders to be more cautious in the first corners.