A remarkably fortunate Johann Zarco has walked away from a shocking crash involving Marc Marquez towards the end of Practice 2 for the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring.
Marquez was the offending party after losing the front-end of his Repsol Honda on the brakes into Turn 1, slapping the RC213V to the asphalt before tobogganing straight on into an unawares and touring Zarco as he toured out of the pit-lane.
Striking the Pramac Ducati almost side-on, such was the blunt impact, it ripped the front-half of the Ducati GP23 clean off. Though he was flicked in the air by the sudden impact, a stunned Zarco - after a few worrying moments while he was laying on the floor - stood and walked away.
Indeed, though it appeared the impact was heading straight for his right leg, replays suggest he was able to react quick enough to move out of harm's way.
Stopping the session for a brief time, though there was only three minutes left on the clock, a stoic Zarco was still able to make it back on track, ending P2 with the tenth best time to assure himself of a place in Q2.
For Marquez, the incident ended a day in which he appeared visibly unhappy with the balance of the Repsol Honda on a circuit that has seen him dominate over the years, achieving a record 11 wins over the three classes.
However, he will need to progress to Q2 via Q1 after being unable to go higher than 14th come the end of Friday's two sessions.