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Jun 3, 2013

Marc Marquez Was Going 209.9 mph When He Crashed May 31 At Mugello

Data from Marc Marquez's Alpinestars Tech Air leather suit.

On Friday, 31st May, at Mugello Circuit in Italy, during the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, Marc Marquez crashed heavily, requiring the deployment of his Alpinestars Tech Air (airbag) system. Electronic data trace, downloaded from Marc’s system showing the key information sequence from the accident.

Key facts: Speed at time of loss of control: 337.9 Km/H (209.9 Mph).

First impact with ground: 0.080 seconds after crash detection.

First impact with ground: 0.030 seconds after full airbag inflation (airbags inflated in 0.050 seconds).

Maximum (recorded) energy in crash: 25g (the Tech Air system accelerometers maximum energy recording capability).

Duration of significant data during the accident: 4.250 seconds.
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