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post #1 of 8 Old 05-08-2018, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Crash Analysis of my Crash from Asra Moto3 Qualifying NJMP Thunderbolt

Hey

I wanted to share my clip on the breakdown of the crash
I have had about 8 days to think about things
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I as finally able to get the GPS data off my lap timer, which helped me understand exactly where I Was on the track and what speeds I was going.

1. What could I have done better?
2. What things can I keep working on going forward.

If this video help aspiring racers learn what not to do! great
I hope my pain and injuries helps prevent someone else's

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Video without comments, just slowed down
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that was a dick move pass by that other dude.. in hindsight i would have tried (tried) to lay the bike more to the right instead of straightening out.. best case scenario your tires catch and you have an epic save and glide thru the turn like nothing happened.. worst case scenario you lowside and cause much less damage to you and possibly your bike
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Yeah there was runoff.. I could have lowsided safer

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Biggest mistake on your part was the fistful of front brake like a car pulled out in front of you when you had all that run off. You have to get more comfortable around a race track and know that most places that allow motorcycles usually have an abundance of run off. The next thing you'll need to learn is not grabbing the front brakes when you get into the soft stuff (sand, gravel, grass, etc.) Back brake only in that instance.

At the same time that other guy spooked you enough to have you pick the bike up a tad. You'd have to review the slowmo again to see who did what but lets chalk that up to a racing incident.

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Yeah

I should mentally walk through the track with another CCS rider and Coach to talk about run off and best safe places!

Thanks for the advice.
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1. You looked at other rider and got focused on him rather than where you should be going

Keep looking on the inside of the turn. You weren't carrying high lean angle, you could've made the turn by trying to lean more, but reduce throttle application while adding lean (and no brakes). Tires only have so much grip, cant add lean and throttle/brakes same time. Your BP forces your head to look outside. If you are in the "kissing the mirror" position with your head, its unlikely you would've even seen the other rider till he passed you and you wouldnt be spooked so to speak.

2. Other guy had a part in this too....he should've given you a tad bit more room, however, this was qualifying, so everyone is trying to get as fast as possible, so cant fully fault him on that

3. Stop grabbing front brakes on soft stuff like grass/dirt (anything off pavement). Only rear brakes.

4. Cant see how much run off you have, but maybe use that (if enough was available)

5. Get more comfortable with close passing (ask a trackday coach to do that drill with you, slowly creeping closer every lap. Similar bike will help a lot though, but not a lot of trackday coaches use the 300's
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4. Cant see how much run off you have, but maybe use that (if enough was available)

5. Get more comfortable with close passing (ask a trackday coach to do that drill with you, slowly creeping closer every lap. Similar bike will help a lot though, but not a lot of trackday coaches use the 300's
I ran off the track in that same turn earlier that day. There is LOTS of runoff area there. I rode through the grass for probably a good 15-20 seconds before I made my way back onto the track lol

Quickest way to get comfy with close passing is starting a race on the front row and getting passed by like 15+ people within the first couple of turns! lol

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Quickest way to get comfy with close passing is starting a race on the front row and getting passed by like 15+ people within the first couple of turns! lol
In this case, could be disaster for the rest of the 15+, lol
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