VIDEO: French Rider Loris Baz Survives 180 mph Motorcycle Crash
Loris Baz, a French motorcycle racer, endured a crash at 180 mph during a MotoGP test.
Baz was miraculously able to walk away from the accident, which was captured on video.
The incident occurred at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit on Tuesday morning. His rear tire blew out.
“The start of the day was good,” said Baz, adding: “But then we had a problem with the rear tire and I crashed out at 290 km/h (180 mph) and my bike was destroyed.”
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He added: “Fortunately I was unhurt, but you always loose energy after this kind of accident, because even I you don’t have anything serious, you feel all your muscles like if you have been training during 20 hours. My mechanics made a great job to put the bike back on track for the last two hours. It was not bad, but I felt a little bit tired riding the bike and I didn’t want to push and crash again. But I matched the same lap time from yesterday testing some suspension parts that I didn’t like too much,” reported Fox Sports.