Wed. May 18th, 2022

The start of the MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix was delayed after the LIGHTNING BOLT hit the track due to bad weather.

Heavy rain hit the Mandalika International Street Circuit before the race started on Sunday.

The terrifying moment when lightning struck a track in Indonesia


The terrifying moment when lightning struck a track in IndonesiaCredit: BT Sports
The start of the race was delayed due to bad weather.


The start of the race was delayed due to bad weather.Credit: Getty

The stagnant water in the asphalt created riding conditions that were too dangerous to run the race.

However, the water wasn’t as dangerous as the huge lightning that was caught creating tracks and direct surfaces.

An electric surge struck one of Mandalika’s corners, spreading flames into the air.

The second race of the MotoGP season was delayed by an hour after returning to Indonesia for the first time since 1997 and fears that the event would be cancelled.

However, the race, which had been scheduled for 27 laps, was reduced to 20 laps due to the weather.

After best negotiating wet conditions and dominating the shortened race, Miguel Oliveira eventually won KTM Factory Racing’s checkered flag.

The weekend was also marred by the horror Marc Marquez crash during a warm-up session.

Six-time world champion Marquez flew off his bike and performed some aerial feats at 115 miles per hour, but withdrew from the scene of the accident.

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He was declared “medically unfit” for the game after being diagnosed with a concussion, but somehow managed to avoid a serious injury.

BT Sports commentator Gavin Emmett said:

“He must have been 12-15 feet in the air. Repsol Honda man.”

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