Featured MotoGP: Alpinestars releases Marc Marquez's 26G crash data

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  1. Simon

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    Alpinestars has released the crash data from Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez’s vicious high side in FP1 during the Thailand Grand Prix.

    The Spaniard FP1 suffered a monster highside at Turn 7 when pushing on cold tyres and the data from his his race suit manufacturer shows that there were two seconds between Marquez losing control of his RC213V and the crash, with the airbag being deployed 0.585 seconds before Marquez made contact with the asphalt. On the first impact with the ground, the left shoulder sensor registered a staggering impact of 26.14Gs. However, this didn’t quite match the reading that Loris Baz registered when he crashed at the Sepang Test in 2016 – the Frenchman’s left shoulder clocked 29.9Gs.

    Thanks to the airbag technology Marquez was able to escape from the incident relatively unscathed, and just two days later, he beat Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) to Thai GP glory to claim his eighth World Championship.

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