Feel for you mate, glad you had good gear in all the right places!
I was heading into the corkscrew at Laguna last summer and someone (maybe related to your local idiot) came in hot on the brakes on my right just before the tip-in into the first left of the drop. Obviously he cut me off on the drop into the 'screw. He was about 8 inches from me. I followed him into the pits and in front of his whole lot of buddies quietly stated that he ought to be more careful at a trackday. He was arab and I know arabs, my mother is from Tunisia. The common arab ploy is to put the blame on you and start an argument so that nothing gets accomplished. Well, I know that trick and said I wasn't mistaken and had the video to prove it.
He backed down and realized if I pulled out the video he was going to look stupid. These morons are the ones who give others fits and they will never change. They will look at your piled up bike and shrug their shoulders. Sorry you had to experience one like that.
potere - italian for power
have M1 permit, will travel
Laguna would be fun to ride.... wish I still had a bike in cali. I'm originally from Huntington Beach. Lived there most of my life and never got to ride the tracks there. Been here in Australia for about 5 yrs now and also lived in New Zealand. They have some fun tracks and roads down this way
One of the thing I am kinda pissed about is the guy only had a "one meet license" which meets he never would have had to of been sign off by an instructor or race official as being a competent rider.
Where I have a senior national license and have had to go through heaps of checks......
Kinda bullshit I think.... but oh well.
I'll be back on the bike soon enough and ready to race again.... just got to get the body to heal
The bike doenst look too bad, especially for how it crashed. Last time i saw a bike crash in turn 9 it came back in about 4 diffferent boxes.
good to see that you're basically ok too.
look on the bright side, at least you're going to have a few sets of unused tyres left over now.
I think you're doing the right thing in deciding to take the high road too, punching someone in the pits only ends up making things worse in my experience, although i can imagine it woulda been pretty tempting at the time!
Lets just hope this other guy learnt his lesson.
how did you find the track? was the new re surfaced section bumpy at all?
Sorry to here you come off Justin..Not good for the first race meet,but shrug it off and come back racing..Was good to see you there Friday.
I have that spare tail at home if you need it...Will call by when you're back at work to drop my bike in for a check on the dyno to see if we can iron out that flat spot..
Thanks for the offer on the tail piece but I think I will be getting a whole new kit. I need to repaint my tank too and replace a few things.
If you can give me a week or so i should be able to clean up that flat spot once my hand and rest of body has healed up. Going to be and interesting week at work
No worries Justin..Take care
That's the kind of brainless move Marquez was pulling during Moto2 quallifying last season and getting flamed for ...The first couple mins on the track were feeling magic. Then coming into a big down hill RH sweeper on the 2nd or 3rd lap in on the first round of qualifying another rider decided to come in underneath me. He lost his front and ended up taking out my rear tire putting me into a big high side at 180 - 190 kph. The bike landed on top of me a couple times.