In the second MXGP race in Leon, Mexico, yesterday, HRC Honda’s Gautier Paulin decided to channel his inner Ryan Villopoto in a crash uncannily similar to RV’s crash in Trentino earlier this year that ended his season and effectively his career.
Paulin, who would go on to finish ninth in the moto and sixth overall on the day, joked about the resemblance to RV’s crash on Twitter.
I'm a big fan of Ryan Villopoto but i never thought that much.. Je suis un grand fan de Villo, mais je ne... http://t.co/ExPfrUrrVI— Gautier Paulin (@GautierPaulin) September 13, 2015
Check out the two crashes below.
Paulin's crash in Mexico
RV's crash in Trentino