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WATCH: Moto3 rider makes spectacular jump over crashed rival

Jakub Kornfeil landed an improbable jump to avoid contact with the bike of fallen rival Enea Bastiannini on Sunday.

News 21 May 2018, 18:09 IST
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Jakub Kornfeil in action

Evel Knievel eat your heart out.

Jakub Kornfeil channelled the spirit of the legendary American stunt man with a sensational evasive save in Sunday's Moto3 action in France.

The Czech rider appeared certain to collide with the bike of fallen rival Enea Bastianini but, just as he was about to make contact, Kornfeil managed to vault over the sliding machine.

Even more impressively, Kornfeil landed the jump in a gravel bed and recovered to finish sixth in the race.

"The first thing I was thinking of was to open the gas and stand up on the pegs," he said in quotes reported by Fox Sports.

"The landing was so heavy, my rear suspension went down to its maximum. It even activated my leathers' airbag."

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