MotoGP: Portimao adds Air Fence to T10 after scary Pol Espargaro crash

–by Mark Cipolloni–

An Air Fence has now been added in front of the Guide Rail at Turn 10 of the Portimao track after a scary crash involving Pol Espargaro.

The size of the pea gravel in the Gravel Traps is also under investigation as the riders say the stones are too large in diameter and when the riders hit it, they skip off it and accelerate towards the barriers instead of digging and and slowing.

Pol Espargaro crashes hard Friday at Portimao. He was hospitalized with severe trauma to his spine, chest and jaw. Espargaro has been ruled out of the rest of the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend
Pol Espargaro crashes hard Friday at Portimao – he went through the gravel trap and hit the barrier hard.

He was later diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion, a jaw fracture and a fractured dorsal vertebra.


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