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Mir and Petrucci's crash in photos: sportsmanship prevails

The 2020 World Champion and two-time premier class race winner saw their races end early at Misano

Sunday at the Emilia-Romagna GP ended in disappointment for both 2020 World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Danilo Petrucci (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing), with the Spaniard and Italian crashing out together at Turn 2.

The incident thankfully saw both riders get straight up onto their feet, as Mir and Petrucci embraced in a fantastic show of sportsmanship. The number 36 tucked the front while up the inside of Petrucci on Lap 3, seeing both of their races end early. Mir’s title defence was over before the Emilia-Romagna GP had begun, but 2020’s king was forced to concede his crown to new king Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) after a disappointing afternoon.

Birthday boy Petrucci was looking forward to his last dance on Italian soil before he moves onto pastures new in 2022. His farewell came to an abrupt end by the incident in question, but Petrucci took to social media to post some classy words about the crash:

Below is a sequence of photos from the Turn 2 crash between the Suzuki and KTM riders, with both now aiming to end their 2021 campaigns on a high in Portimao and Valencia.

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