Watch Quinn Cody eat shit

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Traversing a wash, the front wheel of American Quinn Cody’s CRF450 appears to catch an obstacle, launching him into an endo at high speed. Reports from the hospital indicate a broken collar bone and some unspecified injuries to his head, but indicate that he’s “not in serious condition.” Cody is the second American to withdraw from the Dakar this year, electrical gremlins brought Jonah Street to a halt. The retirement gave Street the opportunity to announce his retirement from the sport.

The rider Cody is seen passing, then stopping to help, is Juan Pedrero. He can then be seen signaling for the medical helicopter, which eventually took Cody to hospital.

Live Dakar results, daily recap videos and some photos can be found at Dakar.com, but the scope and scale of the 14-day race sadly defies conventional coverage. In the gallery below you’ll find many of the best images snapped so far. We’ll be bringing you more throughout the race.

Gallery images: Red Bull/KTM

  • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

    Not a pretty crash. Very glad that he isn’t more injured than he is. These Dakar racers are just made of stronger stuff.

  • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

    First thought: Wow those guys are hauling ass. Second thought: Damn that looked bad.

    I can’t believe those guys ride like that for 2 weeks straight. Respect.

  • Mr.Paynter

    That second as the bike jumped up on to the front and went over must have felt like a life-time of ooooh shit, here it comes….

    Respect to these guys for sure!

  • filly-fuzz

    These guys must have balls of carbotanium.

  • Scott-jay

    Amazes me such moments are recorded.
    Thanks.

  • Barry

    “Hey guys, why don’t you quit effin’ filming me and get me a freakin’ bandaid?”

  • soban881

    Damn, that’s a shame. Hope the rate of attrition falls off a bit as we go on… But finish or not, these guys are awesome.

    On another note, it seems like the versus coverage is a bit better this year, since they’ve changed hands. I was getting kinda tired of cookie factory tours taking up half the time spot last season.

  • http://www.tripleclamp.net Sasha Pave

    Holy Motherbanger! It’s not surprising that so many bikers end up injured or worse from this race!

    Damn, I was hoping Street or Cody could pull off an upset this year. They’re both incredible racers. I’d like to see what they could do with full factory support.

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    What’s the protocol for other racers when they see a crash? Being a buddy could cost you position, so what do the organizers do to fix that?

    • live2fly

      The first following racer is required to stop and give assistance and/or call for the medical staff. The first 2 following racers who stop will be credited for any time they spent stopped assisting the victim.

  • 10/10ths

    I’m such a pussy.

    • zipp4

      haha

  • Tony T.

    There is an eye-opening advrider faceplant thread where a 2007 Dakar rider recounts the difficulties he had with getting adequate medical care in Mauritania following a pretty brutal crash.

  • http://www.kenta.ro Kentaro rides a NRS and a GSA

    Glad his eyes didn’t get messed up.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    Ouch.

    That’s nuts that he ended up with only a broken collarbone. I broke mine a couple of months ago by pivoting on my arm to hop over a small wall. His story is way better.

  • oldblue

    Never miss the Dakar daily update show on SBS here is Oz. best viewing of the day, and a highlight of the New Year for sure.

  • moshaholic2

    dudes,
    Quinn is on his way home, landed @ LAX today.

    Not sure why enduro doesn’t get more attention on here, from baja to the 6 days to dakar. The US bike community as a whole should fully back the few Americans that race enduro and do VERY well.

    Quinn was in his 2nd Dakar. He was going to podium this year (after having a strong outing last year). He can win this event.

    Back this guy. Lets get him on top in 2013!

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Dang – thank goodness for the medical helicopter, eh?