The French language has no word for ‘futile’

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Motorbikes
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At least, I assume so.

This video, which I was first alerted to a month ago and really should have shared with you all sooner, comes from a round of the French Road Racing Promosport championship at Magny-Cours.  The crash is standard enough: the rider of bike 133 loses the front end on the run to the Adelaide hairpin, sending his machine along the road just quickly enough to clip the unfortunate rider of bike number 6, running in the pack just ahead.

It’s the aftermath that makes this one special.  The two-wheeled tango that follows is a rhythmic, sensuous affair straight from the ballroom floor, while number 6’s rider is the real hero of the piece.  Have a look at this and see if you can work out exactly what he’s aiming to achieve:

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