'Never seen that': Viewers in shock after 'scary' MotoGP fireball crash

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Dani Pedrosa (pictured left) fell of his bike before Lorenzo Savadori crashed into it sparking flames (pictured right) at the Styrian GP.
Dani Pedrosa (pictured left) was involved in a fiery crash with Lorenzo Savadori as both their bikes caught fire at the Styrian GP. (Images: Fox Sports/Getty Images)

MotoGP fans witnessed horror scenes on the weekend following a sickening crash between Spaniard Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo Savadori.

The Styrian Grand Prix was halted after just two laps when Pedrosa crashed, before Savadori collided with the downed KTM.

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In astonishing scenes, the bikes came to rest in the middle of the track and caught fire.

Pedrosa, returning to MotoGP after two years as a test rider, walked away but Savadori was evacuated on a stretcher although clearly conscious.

Savadori's bike spread burning fuel across the track as officials ran out to put out the fire.

The race was stopped while officials scrubbed away the debris and extinguisher fluid off the track.

Fans were left horrified at the sickening incident, but were thankful both riders came out relatively unscathed.

Moto GP restarted after scary crash

Because the crash occurred in the first three laps, the race was due to restart from the grid with riders in their original positions. The race was reduced to 27 laps.

Jorge Martin of Ducati-Pramac went on to win the GP with Spanish compatriot and reigning champion Joan Mir coming in second.

The delayed start increased the chances of a thunderstorm hitting before the end of the race.

with AFP

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