Loris Baz crashed at a speed of around 290 km/h during the morning session of the second day of the MotoGP™ test at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, on February 2nd.The accident happened on the second day of the MotoGP IRTA tests at the circuit’s main straight after a technical failure attributed to the Soft Michelin rear tyre caused a loss of control causing the Avintia Racing rider to crash at 290Km/Hr. The French got separated from his Ducati after a period of around 1.9 seconds.
MotoGP.com further revealed that the Alpinestars Tech-Air Race airbag system, housed within his leather suit, deployed when Loris was launched and then the first impact with the track took place 60 milliseconds later with the highest energy impact recorded at 29.9g’s on his left shoulder.
From the moment that Loris impacted the track, the duration of the slide lasted for 6.6 seconds. Despite the speed and level of impact force associated with the crash, Loris was able to walk away with just a bruised elbow and resume testing later that same day.