If you watched SBK this weekend, then you saw the rear wheel fly off Maxime Berger’s Ducati 1198 R. Here’s the first photos of that magnesium Oz Racing wheel post-crash. As you can see, the spokes sheared off just above the hub.
“During the sixth lap the bike began to show signs of agitation completely uncontrollable,” said Maxime after the race. “And then, out of the corner, the 6-spoke rim divided in less than a second. I am fortunate that this incident occured in a turn very slow turn (40mph).
Sounds like Maxime needs a set of Rotoboxes.