MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales was forced to make the split-second call to leap from his bike at over 200 kilometres an hour when he realised his brakes weren’t working.
Yamaha rider Vinales was taking part in the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring when his brakes caught fire heading into turn one.
Heading into the corner, the Spaniard realised tried to brake but couldn’t slow down, meaning he had no option but to jump off his bike rather than ride it at top speed into the barriers.
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One of the commentators described it as “the worst thing a rider has to do”.
He skidded across the track while his bike continued onwards into the wall, catching fire upon impact. The race was then red flagged.
When the race restarted, Australia’s Jack Miller went on to finish second, narrowly beaten by Miguel Oliveira.
Vinales was also involved in last week’s terrifying MotoGP incident when a bike went flying and nearly collected both him and Valentino Rossi.
Heading into the race Vinales sat third in the MotoGP championship behind Andrea Dovizioso and Fabio Quartararo.