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Old Jul 14, 2019, 01:00 PM   #1
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Had my big annual track day at the Dutch TT Circuit of Assen. My main goal was to improve on the 2:12 personal best lap time. I've got to say: I succeeded, by posting a 2:11.

The main event though, was a lowside crash at approximately 100km/h in the second session of the day. I think my tyre pressure was too high, and I more ambitious than my talent could afford. I was overtaking slower riders ahead of me, not doing anything overly drastic, and suddenly *poof* down I went.

I slid out of the track, into the gravel trap and bounced around a few times before coming to a stop. I'm not sure if it's the adrenaline or a lack of brain cells, but crashing is actually pretty cool - an unexpected roller coaster ride, if you will. Caught my breath and got up on my feet, as other than a few bruises I am completely unharmed. Remember kids: wear your gear! The suit is all banged up from the sliding and bouncing.

The bike is damaged all along its right side, leaking a bit of oil. Damaged fairings, throttle, brake handle - nothing major, so we'll see about fixing that in the coming weeks.

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For an idea of what happened, this video isn't me, but it's a similar crash:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jesylGpg2G0

All in all, I'm not overly disappointed. A crash is inevitable if you ride often enough, and my last racing crash was in 2010, despite going for a trackday at least once a year. Plus, I go racing on a track because it's safer in case of an issue. I got a medical and technical check-up, and my bike and I were brought back to the paddock safely. I had fun riding and I'm sorry I missed out on sessions 3/4/5, but I did get another cool story to add to the motorcycle diaries: a proper racing crash.
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Old Jul 14, 2019, 02:58 PM   #2
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Glad you're not banged up to bad and the damage to your bike is minimal.
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Old Jul 14, 2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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Nice to see you enjoying it. Nice to see nothing major happens. Happened to us all riders... one already down, one WILL down. Hope the fix goes well.
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Glad you're ok. Which turn did you go down in? Entrance, mid or exit? Front or rear let loose first?

That is an awesome track to race on, especially for bikes.

Do you get to do the full circuit? If so, jealous.
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Bummer about the spill, but love the way you're accepting it. I'd be more upset that I damaged my bike over myself.

My only accident at the track so far was losing the balance of the bike while trying to get my rear stand under it. Dropped it into the gravel.

Good luck with the repairs, and share again if you hit the track yet this year.
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Old Jul 15, 2019, 03:24 AM   #6
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Glad you're ok. Which turn did you go down in? Entrance, mid or exit? Front or rear let loose first?
I lost the front in the middle of T10, which is the awesome Mandeveen + Duikersloot double right hander. Didn't get much of a warning though: I was happily trucking away and suddenly found myself on the floor. I remember thinking, halfway through my journey into the gravel trap, "This is pretty big, can't undo this one!". Too much playing MotoGP19 with a Rewind function, perhaps.

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Bummer about the spill, but love the way you're accepting it. I'd be more upset that I damaged my bike over myself.
Yeah, the bruises will disappear all on their own, but the busted bike in the back yard is going to take some work. I've never considered my vehicles much more than tools to get the job done (daily driver, travel, racing), so I've never put much tender loving care in them. I love my bike, but I'm not the kind of guy to polish it weekly, put on the most mint parts or upgrade it. In the end it's just a 2004 GSXR, dime a dozen, not too expensive bike. I think that's a big part of why I'm not too upset about the bike.

Also, I've got a six week holiday now (teacher), so I don't need the bike for work at the moment.

I go racing, so I can go fast in a safe environment. I've done a total of 37 track days since 2008, and this was my second crash. It's a risk you know is going to happen at some point. I went down reasonably hard, going reasonably fast (compared to myself, not to others). The bike got reasonably damaged, I got off scott free myself, the suit did exactly what it had to do, my bike got transported back to the paddock and I got a medical check-up within 15 minutes of hitting the deck. It's part of the game, and I think if you're going to crash, this is almost the perfect way to do it. I mean, if I'd gone for a fun ride on the street and the same thing happened, I'd have been much, much worse off.

One thing's for sure: this wasn't my last track day.
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Hooray high-res images! I rarely buy the track day photos, but in this case I made an exception:





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