Maverick Vinales underwent an over 23g impact when hitting the tarmac after bailing from his brake-less Yamaha at Turn 1 during the Styrian GP last weekend., according to Alpinestars.
The rider leather’s manufacturer shared data from Vinales impact on Thursday that revealed the Spaniard’s initial impact with the Austrian tarmac-having bailed from the M1 at 218km/h-was clocked at 23.45g, while a second heavy impact of 20g followed just a couple of seconds later.
Alpinestars also revealed that the duration of the crash lasted no longer than ten seconds, Vinales sliding along the track following his second large hit for 4.8 seconds before coming to a halt following a tumble that lasted for 1.9 seconds.
He thankfully walked away without injury from the scary incident, Vinales revealing after the contest that he “didn’t have time to think” before hurling himself from his machine.
He had been suffering brake problems for several laps before they finally gave up the ghost, stating that he was “without brakes” at Turns 3 and 4 for “many laps” leading up the eventual failure.
Vinales therefore narrowly avoided injury in a major incident for the second time in just seven days at the Red Bull Ring, having come within inches of being collected by Johann Zarco’s careering Ducati in the previous weekend’s Austrian GP.
The seven-time premier class victor’s pair of near misses rather summed up his torrid first triple-header of 2020, having scored just eight points across the Czech and both Austrian encounters which has seen him drop from second in the championship after his strong Jerez outings to fifth heading to Misano-now 22 points from the series lead.
His plight has been helped by Jerez-dominator Fabio Quartararo’s similar struggles in recent races as a result of the M1 struggling at the predominantly power-based layouts, having scored a relatively light 20 points across the same three events compared to his brace of wins in Spain.
Quartararo was also plagued with brake problems across the Austrian double-header, giving Yamaha an even-greater headache following its spate of engine issues that forced Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli to retire from the Spanish and Andalucian GP’s respectively.
Quartararo remains as championship leader heading to Italy, just three clear of the recovering Andrea Dovizioso’s Ducati, while Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller and surprise contender of KTM rookie Brad Binder remain within striking range.