Aron Canet appears to deliberately cause dangerous crash with rival in Motor3 practice

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The motor-racing world witnessed a moment of madness in the Motor3 during practice for the Argentine Grand Prix on Friday.

It's after youngster Aron Canet appeared to deliberately cause a crash with rival Makar Yurchenko.

The 18-year-old is the fan's favourite to win the title as he remains the highest-ranked competitor from 2017 still in the class. Whilst Yurchenko, on the other hand, is making history as Kazakhstan’s first ever Grand Prix rider.

However, he clearly hasn't made much of an impression on Canet if events at the Santiago del Estero track in Argentina are anything to go by.

Canet was challenged by the Kazakh for track position during the practice run, but the title favourite felt like he was cut-up by Yurchenko.

The Spaniard seemed to react as any other rider would in that kind of situation, slowing down and waving his arms at Yurchenko furiously.

Canet appeared to then get his head down and carried on with his run as normal to roar off after his rival.


But as soon as the two met again, entering the straight Canet veered to his left, taking out both riders in the process.

As you can see in the video below, both riders went crashing onto the gravel, with both bikes flipping through the air, leaving Yurchenko dazzled by what had just happened, as he got up and looked at Canet in amazement.

"What an absolute idiot!" and "You cannot take another rider out!" were among the responses from the commentators on BT Sport.

The commentators did fear the hot-headed Spaniard would seek some form of retribution and they were right...

One yelled: "That's naughty! He did that on purpose."

While the other added: "What an absolute idiot. That was just wrong."

"Now if I'm an official here, whatever's the biggest penalty you can give out, Aron Canet should get that.

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"You cannot take another rider out. We called it."

Canet's actions certainly weren't professional and it was without question a dangerous move to make. 

And yet remarkably he escaped a punishment, with the crash judged to be a racing incident - madness!

What are your thoughts on the incident? Let us know in the comments.

Valentino Rossi

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