Timber!!! Oil Spill Causes Nine Bike Pile-up at Jerez

05/03/2010 @ 9:11 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

Timber!!! Oil Spill Causes Nine Bike Pile up at Jerez Moto2 Jerez oil spill crash 560x400

A crash caused by Shoya Tomizawa and Simone Corsi sent riders tumbling yesterday in the Moto2 race at Jerez. Colliding in the apex of the corner with Corsi, Tomizawa’s Moto2 race bike spilled oil onto the Spanish track, which saw eight other riders hitting the tarmac. With nine bikes in all falling victim to the oil slick, the Moto2 race had to be red flagged and restarted. Watch the bikes fall like dominos in the video after the jump.

Source: MotoBlog.it

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  2. Dusty says:

    I’m not convinced it was oil from Tomizawa’s bike. It looks like he’s the first to crash because of oil (his front tucked in a weird way, like it had no traction). Toby Moody and Julian Ryder mentioned it might have been from a first lap crash by a backmarker.

    Either way, the best part of the video is right at the end when Toni Elias trips over his boots and falls flat on his face. It was the perfect slapstick kicker. Having said that, MAN, this could have ended badly! So glad everyone got away without injury.

  3. Dusty says:

    Never mind, it was Tomizawa’s oil:

    “I crashed after the back straight and my oil was on the road, and many riders crashed,” said Tomizawa. “I’m so sorry for the delay, and also because many riders crashed and they had to repair their motorbikes. I’m so sorry.”

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