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MotoGP: Hanika, Silverstone top 2015 falls list

Karel Hanika fell more than any other motorcycle grand prix rider this season, while Silverstone saw more incidents than any other circuit.

Data from shows that Moto3 competitor Hanika fell 24 times during the 18-round world championship - one more than Moto2's Axel Pons - including this fall (pictured) at the Valencia finale.

Of the four riders that won races in MotoGP this year, Marc Marquez fell most frequently with 13 accidents, followed by 3 each for eventual champion Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, and just 2 for Valentino Rossi.

In terms of the circuits, Silverstone topped the list with 79 falls over the three days of track action - the wet race day no doubt a contributing factor. The French GP at Le Mans saw 78 falls and the Japanese GP at Motegi 71.

The least accidents (25) occurred at Argentina's Termas de Río Hondo circuit, where racetrack designer Dromo used computer analysis of past accidents to help determine corner layout and geometry.

The most treacherous corner of the year was Turn 10 (Tramonto) at Misano, where 20 accidents occurred during the San Marino event.

2015 Falls per Circuit: All classes:
1. Silverstone 79
2. Le Mans 78
3. Motegi 71
4. Circuit of the Americas (Austin) 71
5. Sachsenring 65
6. MWC - Marco Simoncelli 60
7. Automotodrom Brno 59
8. Circuito de Jerez 59
9. Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo 52
10. Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya 51
11. Phillip Island 47
12. Sepang International Circuit 47
13. Indianapolis Motor Speedway 46
14. MotorLand Aragon 44
15. Autodromo del Mugello 44
16. Losail International Circuit 39
17. TT Circuit Assen 39
18. Termas de Río Hondo 25
Total = 976 (5 less than in 2014)

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November 19, 2015 9:19 PM

Bad case of deja vu! Just pulled up the 2014 report for crashes as reported here on Crash..."Moto3 newcomer Karel Hanika topped the 250cc fallers list with 24 accidents" Hope parts for that Outox Mahindra are cheap, he crashed 48 times in 2 years on a fast bike, what's he going to be like when he has to push harder to get more out of a slower bike?!

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