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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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07 first track fatality

Maybe some of heard this. The rider fell leaving tech inspection at Buttonwillow in Ca.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...d.php?t=105103

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no helmet going through tech..10-30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the track. 45 minutes before he was airlifted out...seems like a long time
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Maybe a new rule for NESBA to consider...

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Wow, coming out of tech, thats the last place you would ever expect something like this.




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very sad. sound like something freakish happened that caused his death



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very sad. sound like something freakish happened that caused his death
+1. Rest in peace.

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leaving tech
35 degrees
cold tires
CBR1000
nailed the gas
highsided without helmet
head hits pavement
bike hits head

according to the links

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 09:56 PM
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Well seen a slight update on the R6 forum on this. Seems he was doing a burnout at 10mph and highsided and the rear peg punctured his head.
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Maybe a new rule for NESBA to consider...
If he was, in fact, doing a burnout, there are rules in place.

No offense, but enacting a "Helmet on when the bike is running" rule would be a serious PITA (Loading/unloading, going to the can at Road America, sitting in the tech line in July).

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If he was, in fact, doing a burnout, there are rules in place.

No offense, but enacting a "Helmet on when the bike is running" rule would be a serious PITA (Loading/unloading, going to the can at Road America, sitting in the tech line in July).
Well you can thank the fallen rider for that....that's how PITA rules come into enforcement, people fail to use common sense....which isn't all that common anymore Still a tragic way to go,

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RIP. What a shame. This really illustrates how you have to respect things at all times. I was watching a Mt. Everest climbing show and a Shuper(sp) died after coming back down from assisting climbers reaching the summit. He was at the base camp when he failed to negotiate - from all accounts a simple 2 foot wide crevice.

We did transport a rider from a NESBA Road America date a couple of years ago when he attempted to do a burn out and flipped the bike. He hit his head and it split open a bit.

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You just have to respect the bike at ALL times. I was at a CCS race in May when I watched a guy highside his bike at ~5 mph....in the pits on his way to tech!!! No helmet, no gear....just jeans and a t-shirt. He was ok, but I hope he didn't race after that because he was more than a little loopy. What people have to realize is that cold tires and/or slippery pavement can put you on your butt at anytime and at any speed. Respect the bike and don't do anything stupid without your gear.
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