When MotoGP riders go to ground, it is never going to look pretty.

Here is Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales warming up for the Qatar Grand Prix in third practice.

One second he is on the bike, the next he is hurtling across the ground as the sparks from the bike.

It was ‘Top Gun’s’ first crash in an official session as a Yamaha rider, and probably won’t be his last.

The Spaniard picked himself up and headed back to the pit before resuming a practice session that he would set the fastest time.

Impressive and scary stuff.