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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. We’re a little short on details – there’s no description provided and we didn’t watch the race live –
but the video after the break appears to have been taken at the start of the second SuperSport race in Daytona, Florida, earlier in 2011.
Two riders collided in the middle of a turn, sending both to the ground, while a third bike was left riderless but with both wheels still on the ground. That happens often enough that there’s a term for it – ghost riding – but generally the machine only goes a few hundred feet before falling over or hitting something solid. Not so in this case.
Somehow, the ghost-ridden bike managed to stay upright long enough that it veered back onto the track, barely missing the race leader. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt in the incident… and it was all caught on tape.
Click past the break to watch the video… clearly, at least one bike was not ready to score a lowly DNF without putting up a proper fight. Thanks for the tip, Milan!
*UPDATE: Turns out this clip is from the 2011 World Superbike race at Donington Park in the UK.
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