Fans had their hearts in their mouths when MotoGP legend Marc Marquez flew off his bike in one of the scariest crashes ever seen.

Six-time Moto GP world champion Marc Marquez is out of Sunday’s Indonesian Grand Prix after a horror crash in the final morning warm-up.

Marquez was catapulted from his bike on turn seven just before the end of Sunday morning’s 20-minute session at the Mandalika International Street Circuit.

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Marquez’s Honda cartwheeled end-over-end as it disintegrated and the Spaniard appeared to land heavily on his left arm at approximately 180kph.

A shaken Marquez got to his feet and walked away before being taken to a nearby hospital for medical checks.

His team Honda said on social media: “Marc Marquez has been declared unfit after examination in local hospital and by the circuit staff and doctors.”

Marquez had already suffered a bruising weekend, having two crashes during qualifying on Saturday, and was thought to have suffered a concussion from Sunday’s spectacular accident.

He had been due to start from 14th on the grid after being promoted one spot due to a three-place grid penalty for Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli.

Organisers soon after announced the MotoGP race would be reduced from 27 laps to 20 over tyre safety fears caused by the extreme heat at the circuit.

Motorsport fans were shocked by Marquez’s horror crash and praised the MotoGP for declaring him unfit for the Indonesian Grand Prix.

MotoGP reporter Michel Turco tweeted: “That was an horrific crash. Thanks to safety equipments improvements, @marcmarquez93 escaped without too serious injury.”

Journalist Simon Patterson said: “Marc Marquez has DESTROYED an RC213V. Rider OK, but took him a long time to get up and walk away. A full-on 800cc era highside.

“Lord, one of the most aggressive, nasty, fast highsides we’ve seen in a very long time.”

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