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Video clip: see how Ui banged into Scalvini

Video clip: see how Ui banged into Scalvini

Midway through the final 125 qualifying practice session, Japanese star Youichi Ui was chasing pole position but at one stage he tried too hard and his effort ended up with his Derbi banging into Gianluigi Scalvini´s Italjet.

Both riders crashed into the gravel trap but escaped uninjured and were able to go back to the boxes to pick their second bike and continue the practice session. Ui went on to finally take pole position for tomorrow´s race, his fourth consecutive pole in as many races this season. Scalvini, meanwhile, ended up down in 22nd position.

After qualifying, Ui went to see the Italian veteran and apologised for what happened on the track.

Click in the Flash icon if you want to see the full motion picture of the controversial moment.

125cc, 2001, Grand Prix Polini de France, QP1

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