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^^ Yikes! Don't want to cut that apex short. :oops:
 

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Wow, they are really on it. My first thought was "is that the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca they are cresting?", then I noticed the hard curb and footpath, or sidewalk as most of you guys would say. Then the North West 200 caption. But 200+hp and hitting a rise like that will loft the front wheel. We used to see some of that at Bathurst when bikes were running there, particularly on the run up Mount Panorama. A famous and tragic high speed crash happened in just that kind of situation many years ago when a local racer called Dennis Neil riding a superbike for Honda Australia crested a rise and had the front wheel fall out of the forks. He had just pitted for tires etc. and the axle clamps hadn't been done up properly. He survived with numerous injuries but that was the end of his bike racing days. Great pity as he had just been contracted to ride for Honda GB.

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