(Dorna wants you to go to their YouTube page to watch this. Start at the 2:38 mark)
This past Sunday. 3rd gear. 150kmh (93mph). Leaned over 54 degrees.
The rear tire of the motorcycle loses traction, slides out from under him and then suddenly regains grip, causing the dreaded “high side” crash. The rider is world champion Marc Marquez. He broke his right forearm (if you watch the video again, it was likely when, to add insult to injury, his bike hits him after the crash) and had surgery to fix a titanium plate internally to his right humerus Tuesday.
He’ll be back on the bike on Saturday and likely in the next race this Sunday. The pain and recovery threshold of these guys is amazing.