WATCH | Moto2 rider Canet 'cheats death' after serious crash

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Moto2 rider Arón Canet miraculously escaped serious injury during qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao over the weekend. 

The 21-year-old crashed at Turn 8 and fell off his bike into the path of several riders who were behind him. 

The Aspar rider crawled to safety beyond the track's limits as several bikers sped passed him.


Moto2 rider Arón Canet showed quick instincts to narrowly avoid being run over by by six bikes after the Spaniard crashed at Turn 8 during qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao over the weekend. 

The 21-year-old's crash caused him to fall off his bike and slide down a dangerous part of the track. The crest at Turn 8 is largely blind and this was when things got very dangerous for the Spaniard.  

Several riders behind Canet were headed straight for the Spaniard who didn't reach the safety beyond the track. The Aspar rider quickly realised the imminent danger and crawled off the track to safety as five riders sped past him at close to 200km/h. 

Video footage shows Canet come to the realisation that he is in serious danger once he stopped on on track. He scurries away, eventually getting to his feet and running toward his Aspar, which with the help of the stewards he manages to fire up again. 

The Spaniard qualified in 15th and finished Sunday's race on his no.44 Aspar in the same position to collect the final world championship point on the standings.

Australian Remy Gardner won the race in the Algarve with Luca Marini and Sam Lowes completing the podium. Italian Enea Bastianini collected the Moto2 world championship in Portugal with an 11th place finish that saw him collect 11 points win the title by 9 points ahead of Marini. 

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Watch Moto2 rider Aron Canet walk away from a serious crash at Turn 8 during qualifying for the Portuguese grand prix. he danger didn't end there for the Spanish rider as he dodged six bikes.  

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