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After watching this video of two riders narrowly escaping from a head-on collision with each other, we are motivated to check our own pants for evidence of such a near miss. While the rider passing the truck is clearly at fault, and in the oncoming lane of the videoed supermoto rider, we can’t help but ponder the other scenes in the clip where our protagonist is seen crossing the double yellow (at one point grossly in the other lane) in order to line up his corner entry.

Had these riders passed each other a different corner, we suspect the roles would have been completely reversed. Take it to the track fellas, or as Walter would say, “”







Source: MotoBlog.it







Racing for third place, Honda National Motos wass rushing to fill their CBR1000RR when all of a sudden gallons of race fuel come out of the refueling hose, and slathered the bike in flammable liquid. What happens next is completely predictable to even the most casual race enthusiast.

Likely hitting the super-heated header pipes, the fuel ignites while crew members with minimal fire protection are crowded around the motorcycle trying to dry it with mechanic’s rags. Luckily it would appear no one was injured, but check the video out after the jump to see how close this could have been to a real disaster.