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Valentino Rossi Visibly Shaken Up After Cheating Death In Horrific MotoGP Crash

Valentino Rossi Visibly Shaken Up After Cheating Death In Horrific MotoGP Crash

Valentino Rossi is one lucky man.

The Italian legend is thankful to be alive after a wayward motorbike missed his head by a fraction of an inch.

Rossi miraculously escaped the horrific high-speed crash and looked visibly shaken in the aftermath of it all.

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Chaos ensued at the Red Bull Ring in Austria when Franco Morbidelli and Johan Zarco collided with 22 laps to go.

As both men hit the deck, their stray bikes continued on coarse with other riders trying desperately to avoid hitting them at such speed.

Just as Yamaha duo Maverick Vinales and Rossi were turning the corner, the wayward bikes flew in-between them at rapid speed - missing their heads by a matter of millimetres.

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The horrendous incident saw the race red flagged as officials quickly assisted those involved before cleaning up the scattered debris and shrapnel left from the destroyed bikes.

As for nine-time world champion Rossi, he looked as shell of himself after the race had concluded.

Seen sitting down in the pit area, the 41-year-old had his head in his hands and was visibly shaken up after somehow cheating death.

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MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson said: "Jesus. Shaking. Valentino Rossi is genuinely lucky to be alive."

And when footage of a shaken-up Rossi emerged, Patterson added: "I think this is the first time I've ever really seen VR46 look his age."

Andrea Dovizioso went on to win the race, but the entire event was marred by this truly awful incident - the only bonus being everyone involved escaped relatively unharmed.

"(It was) the biggest scare of my career," Rossi told Sky Sports Italy.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

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