If your gonna crash, i always appreciate when you do it by me. I was shooting 6B and Jay went down in 6, I looked over my shoulder and saw his bobble and got the camera over that way just in time. Glad you were OK Jay! It looked painful.
Tony, thanx for the awesome shot
and yup, if you're gonna crash, at least get it on video or get a picture of it, lol. Isn't it cool how the bike stood itself up and is going backwards?
And good to know that my helmet never touched the ground, even under a few rolls. That concrete berm on the outside of 6 is no good for motorcycle crashes
I was behind Jay when this happened.
It was the first lap out for the session and I am thinking to myself, "wow, he is really moving", then......
I think it was just cold tires. VERY glad that he was o.k.
Yup, totally stupid of me. I usually take about 1 lap to warm up and then get on the pace, but for some reason, I was giving it all I got on my out lap and the rear slid away from under me. My first thought was, "Damn it, did I just crash?" and then second thought was, "how much damage to the bike and can I get it fixed"
Not much damage to me, just sore left thumb and sore right knee. On Sunday, I didnt feel any pain when I was on the track but the pain came back as soon as I got off the bike - thanx Adrenaline
and I'm telling you, for all the fun people make of how common the Gixxer is, it paid off cause I found all the parts that I needed at the track: new master cylinder, reservoir, brake lines, and left rear set (thanx CR Tony!). I got her fixed up on Saturday and ran my best ever on Sunday. Was feeling great. Was glad that the crash didn't slow me down unlike my first crash 2 years ago. I was chasing a buddy in the afternoon and we were doing solid 1:24s. Good enough for me. I know where I can improve and that's why I'll keep coming back.
Thank to everyone that helped in getting my bike fixed, especially Turn One Racing and Marshall
I got some good video form the afternoon sessions and will post up this week.