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Moto GP star Danilo Petrucci shows off horror burns after ‘one of worst crashes of career’ at 174mph

MOTOGP ace Danilo Petrucci has revealed his horror burns after a 174mph crash.

The 31-year-old Italian shared photos of his injuries on his Instagram account.

Danilo Petrucci crashed after the finish line at the Virginia International Raceway

The Italian suffered this horror burn after crashing

Petrucci had crossed the finish line to bag a spot on the podium, but was forced to try and avoid a rider in front.

That saw him crash off at the first turn at the Virginia International Raceway event in the US.

Incredibly, the speedster managed to pick himself up from the tarmac unassisted.

But he was left with some nasty reminders from the accident.

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Alongside the photo of his injuries, Petrucci wrote: “Just to inform you, I crashed at 280 km/h under the finish line that’s on a sixth gear corner for avoid touching another rider.

“I hit three sponsors signs with my body, multiple burns, multiple hematomas and a deep cut on the ankle with five stitches.

“I rolled for over 100 meters, maybe one of the worst crash of my entire career.

“And l was lying down for over two minutes with no assistance, hearing the bikes passes next to me, until I stood up by myself and went alone to the medical centre.”


Petrucci is leading the MotoAmerica Championship by four points, with Mathew Scholtz chasing him hard.

Jacob Gagne won both races in Virginia to push himself into third spot in the standings.

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