Beyond the Limit!: The Most Significant Falls of 2020

Friday, 4 December 2020 10:19 GMT

Due to the impact in the competition or the spectacular nature, these are the falls of the 2020 WorldSBK season that we will remember...

As unwanted as they are unavoidable, crashes are always present in two-wheel racing, and in fact they are part of the game since they often affect the results of the weekend. In the final look of 2020, we cannot miss a review of crashes that, due to their importance in the championship, the protagonists involved or the impact they caused at the time, have been engraved in our memory.

Rea falls trying the comeback, Phillip Island, Race 1

An unexpected setback for the Kawasaki rider, who saw his title defence complicated from the outset with this crash in the initial round of 2020. Rea did not come out as the leader after Australia and that, on its own, was already relevant news...

Fores and Gerloff collide, only one falls. Portimao, Race 2

The 2020 campaign was not the campaign that the experienced Xavi Fores expected on his return to WorldSBK, and incidents such as the one that occurred in the third round of the year certainly did not help him. Here, the Valencian was the most affected...

Lowes, dangerously in the middle of the circuit, Aragon, Race 1

The British KRT rider starred in one of the most disturbing moments of the year when he fell while fighting for the podium and fell to the asphalt in the middle of the action. His reflexes and those of the pilots who dodged him left everything in a fright...

Sykes collides with Tati Mercado. Aragon, Tissot Superpole Race

Or when things go wrong from the start: Sykes had a run off the track at full speed and on his uncontrolled return to the asphalt rammed the Argentine rider, who had nowhere to go and, sadly, picked up an injury in the crash.

Redding goes to the ground fighting with Bautista. Teruel, Race 1

A significant moment for the Championship. Scott Redding needed to re-gain ground on Rea, who was beginning to pull away in the Championship, but the second weekend at MotorLand was not the best for Redding, and this fall was partly to blame.

Davies falls competing for third position with Redding, Teruel, Race 2

In this phase of the championship, Chaz Davies lost his pulse with his teammate in ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati and his fall in this direct duel exemplified it. His best performances were yet to come...

Bautista's highside from the lead. Catalunya, Superpole Race

Alvaro Bautista had signed his first podium of 2020 in the previous round, in Teruel, certifying the progress of the new Honda project, but this spectacular 'highside' in the Tissot Superpole Race painfully reminded him of what could happen when he tried to exceed certain limits right after taking the lead of the race...

Sparks on the soggy asphalt. Rea skates at Magny-Cours, France, FP3

On the weekend of his first ‘match point’ for the title, Jonathan Rea couldn't help but crash during the final training session. A spectacular one without consequences...

Carambola in the first corner. Gerloff vs Sykes vs Laverty, France, Race 1

Or how to spoil the best qualifying of the year in a few seconds and at one stroke. First and second on the grid for the first time on a BMW, Laverty and Sykes finished on the ground after unfortunate contact with Gerloff in the first corner...

The terrifying 'highside' by Leon Haslam, France, Race 1

The Magny-Cours event was possibly the most difficult of the year due to the difficult weather conditions caused by the rain. Leon Haslam will no doubt remember it for the impressive highside in the first race of the weekend.

Redding at the wrong end of the classification. Estoril, Tissot Superpole

WorldSBK reached the final round in Portugal with the title to be decided, but with everything going for Jonathan Rea. Scott Redding's dramatic fall in qualifying turned his already highly hypothetical chances of coming back into a chimera...

Rea closes the championship with a fall. Estoril, Race 2

Even the six-time world champion makes mistakes. His head-to-head with Razgatlioglu in the final race of the year ended abruptly on lap nine, in a failed overtaking that took him to the ground. Rea already had the title in his pocket, but he lifted the bike and returned to the track to finish crossing the line in 14th position. Honour of champion.

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