Reminder: motorcycle racing is dangerous

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Chris_Martin_Crash.jpgBritish Supersport rider Chris Martin suffered a mechanical failure of some kind at Brands Hatch on Sunday, bouncing several feet over the barrier during a spectacular crash. He’ll race again, but not this season. >

Report from team Gearlink Kawasaki:

Chris has suspected 3 broken vertebrae, will not know for sure until neck/back specialist has seen him. He has broken his ankle and will now be out of action for the rest of the season…..:-((

  • http://www.desmoworks.com anthony

    WOW!

  • aeolus

    Looks like he had mechanical failure with the rear wheel locking up. All the protective gear in the world won’t help in that situation.

    • chili sv

      “All the protective gear in the world won’t help in that situation.”

      I’m going out on a limb here and saying the safety gear helped quite a bit. I’m guessing it would have been a bit more severe had he been wearing flip-flops and a hoodie.

      • aeolus

        Duh…

  • steaminSteven

    mutha of gawd, how did he catch such extream air there at the end…?

  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Wow, that was a serious flight. Poor ol Chris Martin. He just can’t seem to catch a break (aside from vertebrae and ankles).

  • MrP

    “I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, that, he was very, very lucky there…”

    That crash is the definition of “Unlucky”.

  • Ceolwulf

    ow ow ow

    OW!

  • M.P.

    Glad he’s ‘alright’. MM wouldn’t be to stoked on this tracks ‘safety’.

    • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com hoyt

      no doubt….the racer was ejected out of bounds, beyond the painful tire barrier.

  • http://wwww.moonlakevintage.com james

    That once happened to me when I was “making the love” to a girlfriend. My one piece protective gear did not help me. Never do it on the roof of a house.

  • Gary Sideburn

    That’ll screw Coldplay’s next tour.

    • mxdork

      haha…zing!