At the Styrian GP, Maverick Vinales suffered a 140mph crash after he jumped off his bike when his brakes failed.
Thanks to data released by Alpinestars and their airbag system, we can see that Maverick Vinales suffered forces of 23.45g when he jumped off at 140mph, sliding down the track helplessly. He also suffered a second 20g impact seconds later with his airbag protecting him once again.
We recently did a write up on the safety of airbags which you can see here, the airbag meant that Vinales escaped the crash unharmed, no burns or anything thanks to the incredible technology in the Alpinestars suit Maverick Vinales wears.
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