Misano provides most MotoGP crashes in 2017

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Misano proved to be the trickiest race in MotoGP this season with 49 crashes at turns six and eight giving the Italian track two entries in the top six most-crashed corners of 2017.

Famously, Jorge Lorenzo lobbed it out of the lead at turn six which was one of 31 spills at that corner alone, making it the scene of most incidents this year.

Honda corner at Phillip Island was next on the roster. The tight right-hander claimed 22 crashes and was one ahead of the Dunlop Chicane at Le Mans, which saw 21 incidents. Turn one (called Castrol Edge) at the Red Bull Ring was joint fourth with 20 incidents equal with Motegi’s turn three.

Turn eight at Misano was sixth with 18 incidents, while De Strubben at Assen and Garage Vert at Le Mans had 17 each.

Per session, most crashes happened in the race – with 333 crashes in 2017. Next up is FP3 – with MotoGP riders often pushing to gain direct entry to Q2 – on 192 falls, followed by qualifying, as can be expected in the fight for grid positions and pole: there were 189 crashes over MotoGP Q1 and Q2, Moto2 and Moto3 qualifying sessions.

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