Czech Rider's Unbelievable Jump Over Crashed Rival In Moto3 At Le Mans

Czech Rider's Unbelievable Jump Over Crashed Rival In Moto3 At Le Mans
09:29, 21 May 2018

It's well document that you need balls of steel to be a bike rider, especially racing around a track with a dozen or so other riders with 200mph of bike between your legs.

Crashes are pretty common, but it's not everyday you see a rider take evasive action by jumping over a crashed competitor.

That's exactly what happened in Sunday's Moto3 Grand Prix at Le Mans, when Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil leapfrogged over the crashing bike of Enea Bastiannini. The incident made for spectacular viewing and needs seeing to be believed.

The Czech rider would go on to finish sixth in the race, won by Albert Arenas.

What made it all the more amazing was that the incident occurred off the track on the gravel and the rider made it look so easy.

The incident happened at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, and later on the reigning Moto GP World Champion Marc Marquez called it the "BEST SAFE EVER".

The Honda rider won the Moto GP, extending his lead at the top of the standings. Marquez had slipped to 6th place during the first lap but managed to get himself back to the front and eventually win by over two seconds. The Spaniard now has a healthy lead of 36 points at the head of the table. British riders Cal Cruthlow, Bradley Smith and Scott Redding finished 8th, 14th and retired.

Even the sport's best was giving some serious kudos to the efforts of Kornfeil and who knows, perhaps this particular move will get named after him.